Speaking to… Roberto Trotta

“Everywhere I go, everywhere I talk to the public, I always find very enthusiastic, very involved people who are really keen to know: what have we learned about our place in the universe.”

Roberto Trotta

This is part of a series of interviews with science communicators about science communication. Today we are Speaking to… Roberto Trotta

Roberto Trotta is a physicist, a cosmologist, to be precise. He’s always had a fascination for space, which has determined the direction of his career.

However, as the science became more interesting, so did his will to communicate it. Over the last few years Trotta has been experimenting with his communication methods. He’s worked with artists, musicians, food scientists and many others.

His latest experiment he writes a book with the UpGoer5 method where you could only communicate something using the 1000 most common English words. The edge of sky describes the universe. Without using the word universe. Or planet. Or scientists.

In this podcast we discuss his various experiments in science communication, how he manages his time with his research and why he thinks it’s important. Plus he explains how to describe the expansion of the universe using olives.