So excited to have given a talk about the importance of science in our society using my favorite topic, BATS! Please find the video below (click on the picture to reach the corresponding section!)
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Bats are everywhere in the world. Why is it important for us, as human, to study them?
Never stop exploring... science! Taking the example of bats, I discussed the idea that doing science is like exploring unknown territories. And this is crucial, for science of course but also for human society.
In 2017, Chamonix hosted for the first time a TEDx event with the theme Breakthrough. It was a total blast. Chamonix is especially rich in term of the range of people and their interests. Because of the exceptional site, locals and many other people from different horizons just fall in love with the place and stay. The result is an incredible richness of ideas and origins. Chamonix is also more than any others, a mountain town, and this mountain spirit has always enhance people to push their limits and explore the world. The organizers TEDx Chamonix wanted to reflect this aspect by choosing the theme breakthrough. I can’t thank more this awesome team for the great organization. As both a speaker and part of the public, it was an amazing and inspiring event. More about the event here: http://www.tedxchamonix.com/fr/accueil/ Don't forget to check the awesome list of speakers and there videos ranging from scientists, medical doctors, journalists to extreme sport athletes.
Bat teeth are highly specialized and variable. We use upscaled 3D printed bat jaws: 1) to introduce bat diversity, 2) to show how an organ can be variable in shape, 3) the link between teeth shape and diet to introduce adaptation, 4) to introduce the concept of modular organisation of organ with older students.