Jul 6 – 13, 2022
Bologna, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Increasing Multilingualism in ATLAS’ Science Communication

Jul 8, 2022, 7:05 PM
1h 25m
Bologna, Italy

Bologna, Italy

Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi
Poster Education and Outreach Poster Session


Wasikul Islam (University of Wisconsin-Madison (US))


Despite modern particle physics being an international endeavour, the vast majority of its educational material is only published in English. By making material available in other languages, physicists can make in-roads with new audiences – especially those very young or very old – in their home countries. The ATLAS Collaboration has published colouring books, a teaching guide, activity sheets, fact sheets and cheat sheets aimed at communicating science to a non-expert audience. An effort is underway to translate this content into as many languages as possible, taking advantage of the countless multilingual members of the collaboration. Currently all of this content is available in at least two languages other than English, with the ATLAS Colouring Book being the one available in the most languages (19 so far). The reach of this multilingual content is presented.

In-person participation Yes

Primary author

Wasikul Islam (University of Wisconsin-Madison (US))

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