The Public Communication of Science and Technology and International Networking

  • P. Catapano
  • P. Fayard
  • B. V. Lewenstein
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 290)


Starting with a general introduction on that area of activities known as Public Communication of Science and Technology (or Public Understanding of Science or Science Polularization, or Science literacy), this chapter1 describes the aims, operation and activities of one of the first, most general in scope and probably the widest of the international networks operating for the public communication of science and technology, known by the acronym of PCST. The main outcome of the latest editions of the PCST conference series is outlined along with a description of the main themes for the forthcoming conference in 2004. The chapter is concluded by final remarks on the challenges still ahead.


Specialized Knowledge Executive Committee International Networking Public Communication Public Understanding 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Catapano
    • 1
  • P. Fayard
    • 2
  • B. V. Lewenstein
    • 3
  1. 1.CERNGenèveSwitzerland
  2. 2.LABCIS Université de PoitiersPoitiers CedexFrance
  3. 3.Department of Communication and Science StudiesCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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