Lecturers without borders are scientists and university and school professors, willing to use different travel opportunities (when we attend scientific conferences, when we go on holidays, etc.) to give free outreach-lectures in local schools and high-schools to complement education systems in developing countries.
Dr. (Delphine) Clara Zemp is a researcher working in Germany and Indonesia on interactions between tropical forests, climate change and land use by humans.
Clara: “By sharing my knowledge and fascination of forest ecology to children, I hope to contribute building landscapes of tomorrow that host biodiversity and humans in harmony”.
Countries: France, Switzerland, Germany, Indonesia
Athanasia Nikolaou is a PhD student working on early planetary climate and generic thermal convection problems in the German Aerospace Center, Berlin.
She uses outreach possibilities such as science slams and wherever possible integrates apprentice students into the science workflow for participating in the science run.
‘I wish that somebody had explained to me early on in my school years the simplicity in the physics-mathematics synergy that I spent a long time figuring out for myself.’
Countries: Germany, Greece
Dr. Liubov Tupikina is a researcher, working on stochastic processes and applications with research groups in France, Germany, Russia.
Liubov: “If not my teachers of mathematics in childhood I would never be able to start being interested in solving mathematical problems, originated from the physics problems. It is important, to make children not to be afraid of mathematics, which is something, we are working on in Lecturers without borders.”
Countries: France, Germany, Russia
Samat Galimov is helping with setting up the website to streamline matching lecturers with schools. Previously Samat worked as CTO for the e-book startup Bookmate.com and for the major news outlet Meduza.io. He is consulting SciEd on IT, product management, highload & security issues.
Mikhail Khotyakov is teaching mathematics. Now he works in German schools and organises the maths club. He finds continuous sustainable education crucial for childrens‘ development and wishes a network of scientists who can strengthen childrens‘ motivation through specially prepared lectures in their science field. In SciEd he is responsible for the school part and is always ready to review scientist’s presentation for the children-suitability.
Countries: Germany, Russia
Ilya Galanov is a phd student in Paris 13th University (France) in computer science on properties of aperiodic tilings. Ilya is connected to various networks networks of researchers in France and Russia and is co-organising the offline meetings in Paris, France and Moscow, Russia.
Countries: France, Russia
Max Ionov is a PhD student in computational linguistics working on less-resourced languages and Linked Data in Frankfurt, Germany.
Max: “I find joy in teaching, especially in making complex concepts accessible and understandable for everyone. There is something truly magical in seeing smiles on children’s faces when they get a grasp on something completely new to them that seemed so difficult and intractable merely minutes ago”.
Countries: Russia and Germany
Our alumni and local lecturers
Daniele Castellana is a PhD student, working in Climate Physics in the Netherlands. Daniele: “I can consider myself very lucky with my Math and Physics teachers at school: not only they managed not to make me afraid of scientific subjects, but they always stimulated my curiosity in these topics.” In the SciEd network, he is responsible for climate part.
Countries: the Netherlands, Italy
Michael Pashkevich, Department of Zoology of Cambridge University.
My research interests are focused on spider ecology and sustainable agricultural management. Oil palm is an economically important crop that is expanding globally.
Countries USA, UK
Dr. Alexis Tantet is a researcher in climate and climate dynamics. He is also interested in the vulgarisation of climate studies for education. Alexis has worked in the Netherlands, Germany and France. In SciEd he is responsible for climate part and for the website development..
Dr. Shivani Arasu, Professor in Medical Sociology at Madras Medical Mission (MMM), College of Health Sciences. Professor in Medical Sociology, teaching and guiding B,Sc and M.Sc Medical Sociology courses. Providing supervision for Ph.D in Philosophy (Interdisciplinary Research) (2012- till present).Associate Professor, Sahaj Marg Spirituality foundation, Bangalore (2012-2014). Reader, School of Gender Studies, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development University, Sriperumbudur (2009- 2011). Senior Lecturer and In-charge for Masters of Social Work Course.
Scientific advisory board
Dr. Christian Duhamel is professor in mathematics. He is former director of Animath, Mathematical association in France. He also helped and organised many projects together with countries around Europe and Africa.
Pr. Andrey Raigorodsky
Director of the School of Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Chief Researcher – Head of the Advanced Combinatorics and Network Applications Laboratory, Head of the MIPT Applied Research Laboratory, Head of the Discrete Mathematics Department of the MIPT maths informatics department, Head of the Joint Research Programs of Yandex and MIPT, Editor-in-Chief of the Moscow Journal of Combinatorics and Number Theory, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Federal Professor of Mathematics.
A.M. Raygorodsky received the 2011 Russian President’s Prize for Science and Innovation for young scientists.In addition to Physics, A.M.Raygorodsky works at the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University, at the Department of Mathematical Statistics and Random Processes. In addition, every year A.M. Raygorodsky gives lectures on combinatorial studies at the Faculty of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics of Moscow State University, teaches at the Yandex Database Analysis School and at the NES-HSE.
Gaёll Mainguy holds a doctorate in neurobiology and a degree from the Ecole Normale Supérieure. First worked in the world of research at INSERM and Veolia. Then Gaёll coordinated several projects for NGOs and public and private organizations in neuroscience, collective intelligence, sustainable development and energy. In 2008, he founded S.A.P.I.E.E.N.S., an open access, multidisciplinary journal, which aims to encourage research in sustainable development and advance legislation in this area.
Pr. Cristina Masoller is Professor in Physics in Spain. She is interested in dynamical complex systems: systems that evolve in time, which are composed by interacting nonlinear elements. The main goals of her research are 1) to exploit complex phenomena for novel applications and 2) to develop novel data analysis tools for complex signals.
Pr.Cristina Masoller is Scientific board of SciEd project.
Countries: Spain, Uruguay