Multimedia journalist Kayvon Sharghi speaks at Kavli Institute

November 19, 2010

Kayvon Sharghi (2009)
Kayvon Sharghi, a science videographer and a SciCom alumnus, class of 2009, spent time in November 2010 as a journalist in residence at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UC Santa Barbara.

During his three-week stay, Sharghi gave two talks to physicists, neuroscientists, and other researchers who had convened for the Kavli Institute's ongoing series of scientific programs for international scientists. Sharghi spoke on new media platforms for conveying science to new audiences. He also gave advice to scientists on finding a unique voice to describe their research—and their enthusiasm for their fields.

Sharghi's talks are archived online at the KITP site in multiple audio and video formats.

The archive includes two talks delivered in April 2010 by Rachel Courtland, SciCom class of 2007. At the time of her visit to KITP, Courtland was a space/physics reporter for New Scientist. She is now an associate editor at IEEE Spectrum in New York.

Sharghi will start a new position in May 2011 as a video producer for the Earth Sciences directorate at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Previously, he completed multimedia internships at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory in Greenbelt, Maryland, and the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia.