The FNR is pleased to share the newest podcast in the collaboration with Lëtzebuerger Journal. Titled ‘Mäin Element’, the series features researchers in Luxembourg talking about their lives and their passion for science, showing a glimpse of the people behind the science. The second episode features Computational Mechanics researcher Prof Stéphane Bordas (University of Luxembourg).
Prof Bordas joined the University of Luxembourg in 2013 as Professor in Computational Mechanics.
Prof. Stéphane Bordas from Computational Mechanics is active in many different fields, including aerospace engineering, biomechanics, data mining. Stéphane has been one of the most cited scientists worldwide for many years. A performance that did not fall into his lap.
In this episode, Stéphane gives a glimpse behind the scenes of science, and that does not always have only positive sides, even if from the outside it could seem so. We learn what math has to do with nature, Stéphane explains why he critically views his award as the most cited researcher and talks about the topic of “finally arriving”.
Listen to the podcast below (English)
About the ‘Mäin Element’ podcast series
So far, eight podcast are planned in the ‘Mäin Element‘ series, featuring four female and four male scientists from various scientific disciplines and institutions in Luxembourg. The next first podcast featured Prof Anne Grünewald (LCSB, University of Luxembourg), and the next will feature Dr Laurent Pfister (eco-hydrology / Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology). The language of the podcast will vary depending on which researcher is guest.
“I am delighted with this collaboration with journal.lu and the use of the podcast format, which adds to the wide range of communication formats we use at the FNR to showcase and explain the array of exciting projects and people supported by the FNR.” – Didier Goossens, Head of Corporate Communication at FNR