Research activities

We collaborate to several research programs on outreach, interdisciplinarity and innovative pedagogies. We seek to better understand what is at stake in new forms of scientific communication, both from the point of view of content and interaction with the public. We also study the productions and working methods in our science-design collaborations, the status of interdisciplinarity or hybrid objects produced. On the teaching side, we are studying how our innovations are changing students’ perceptions of science, particularly in terms of experimental know-how. We also evaluate these lessons both in their effects on cross-curricular and disciplinary competencies.

We currently participate in the french ANR programs Descitech (coord. J. Chevrier, Univ. Grenoble), ANR Carangoni (coord. M. Roché, MSC Univ Paris-Diderot), ANR Link (coord. P. Mendels, Univ. Paris-Sud). Our main collaborators in these programs: LPS teams (Paris-Sud University), CodesignLab (Telecom ParisTech), DiDasCo (Paris-Sud), Institut Villebon-Georges Charpak (Paris-Saclay), Institut de la communication (Univ. Lyon 2), MSC (University Paris-Diderot).



"Low-cost experiments with everyday objects for homework assignments" (pdf, 1 MB)

F. Bouquet, C. Dauphin, F. Bernard, J. Bobroff, Physics Education, Volume 54, Number 2, 025001 (2019).


"Physical pendulum experiment re-investigated with an accelerometer sensor" (pdf, 4 MB)

Cyril Dauphin, Frédéric Bouquet, Papers in Physics 10, 100008 (2018).

"Temperature-dependent transport measurements with Arduino" (pdf, 1 MB)

A. Hilberer, G. Laurent, A. Lorin, A. Partier, J. Bobroff, F. Bouquet, C. Even, J. M. Fischbach, C. A. Marrache-Kikuchi, M. Monteverde, B. Pilette, Q. Quay, Papers in Physics 10, 100007 (2018).

"A study on kinetic friction : the Timoshenko oscillator" (pdf, 8 MB)

R. Henaff, G. Le Doudic, B. Pilette, C. Even, J.M.Fischbach, F. Bert, J. Bobroff, F. Bouquet, M. Monteverde, Am. J. Phys. Vol. 86 174 (2018)


"Ten misconceptions scientists have about popularizing science" (pdf, 4 MB)

Translation of an article published in The Conversation France (2017)

"Project-based physics labs using low-cost open-source hardware" (pdf, 937 KB)

F. Bouquet, J. Bobroff, M. Fuchs-Gallezot, L. Maurines, Am. J. Phys Vol.85 216 (2017)

"Reimagining physics" (pdf, 406 KB)

J. Bobroff, Nature Nanotechnology p.496, Vol.12 (2017)

"How to frame the un-known?" (pdf, 624 KB)

A. Gentes, A.L. Renon, J. Bobroff, Design and Technology Education, Vol.22 3 (2017)


"New Ways to Reimagine Quantum Physics by Bridging the Gap Between Teaching and Outreach" (pdf, 8 MB)

J. Bobroff, F. Bouquet, C. Jutant, Selected paper for 20th International Conference on Multimedia in Physics Teaching and Learning (Munich, 2015)

"Design and Interdisciplinarity: the improbable introduction of “fundamental physics” in a design school" (pdf, 189 KB)

A. Gentes, A-L. Renon, J. Bobroff, Proceedings of DRS2016: Design + Research + Society - Future-Focused Thinking (2016)

"A project-based course about outreach in a physics curiculum" (pdf, 536 KB)

J. Bobroff, F. Bouquet, Eur. J. Phys. Vol 37 045704 (2016)

« Images des pratiques du chercheur : étude de cas auprès d'étudiants de troisième année de licence de physique fondamentale » (pdf, 605 KB)

M. Fuchs-Gallezot, L. Marurines, J. Bobroff, F. Bouquet, 9ème rencontres de l'ARDiST, Lens (2016).


"Le design et l'art pour vulgariser la physique" (pdf, 217 KB)

J. Bobroff, F. Bouquet, C. Jutant, Proceedings Science & You p.49 (2015)


"Design and Superconducting levitation" (pdf, 4 MB)

J. Bobroff, F. Azambourg, C. Chambon, V. Rodriguez (Vol 47 Issue 5, 2014)

"Donner à voir la physique autrement" (pdf, 627 KB)

J. Bobroff, Reflets de la Physique, n°42 (2014)

2013 and before

"Physique et Design: une rencontre innatendue !" (pdf, 340 KB)

J. Bobroff, Bulletin de l'AMCSTI, juin 2013

"La Physique Quantique en Une Minute ? C'est possible !" (pdf, 821 KB)

J. Chevrier, J. Bobroff, Pour la Science n°427 (mai 2013)

"Quantum Physics for Everyone" (pdf, 111 KB)

J. Bobroff, Physics Today, p.60 (sept 2013)

"Une supraconductivité magnétique ?" (pdf, 238 KB)

J. Bobroff, La Recherche, p.56-58, N°456 (10/2011)

"Un chercheur, un exposé, des expériences" (pdf, 2 MB)

J. Bobroff, Plein Sud Spécial Enseignement, 2007-2008