On Friday, the 13th of October, the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) team in Lyon had the pleasure of hosting a group of eager physics and chemistry final-year students from an International School in Lyon. 


The occasion for this special visit was none other than the "Fête de la Science," an annual event organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research in France, dedicated to celebrating science, technology, and innovation.


The "Fête de la Science" stands as a beacon of knowledge dissemination, inviting everyone, to explore the fascinating world of science.
This event brings together scientists and the general public to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the scientific endeavors that shape innovation.


For this year's event, an ambitious program was crafted to engage with the visiting students.
The itinerary kicked off with an informative introduction, providing insights into the CNMR (Centre of Nuclear Magnetic resonance) laboratory, the exceptional research team that operates within its confines, and a thought-provoking exploration of how one can unlock the secrets of the infinitely small through nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).


Following the introduction, the students embarked on a journey into the heart of the laboratory. They had the privilege of touring the facility's hall, where they were introduced to a variety of sophisticated spectrometers and the possibilities they offer. The students were encouraged to marvel at the cutting-edge technology and instrumentation that allows scientists to probe the molecular world at the atomic level.
Additionally, three small initiation workshops were organized, focusing on chemical reactions intimately connected to NMR. These demonstrative sessions provided the students with a rare opportunity to actively engage with the concepts they'd been introduced to earlier.


The school visit at the CRMN lab during the "Fête de la Science" is a vital bridge between scientific research and society. It motivates young students to explore careers in chemistry and physics by demystifying science and showcasing its real-world impact. This firsthand experience fosters a sense of collaboration between scientists and society, encouraging students to aspire to scientific careers.

The school visit to the CRMN laboratory was more than just a field trip; it was a chance to showcase the remarkable potential of NMR techniques across various scientific disciplines. By interacting with the students and providing them with tangible experiences, the event aimed to sow the seeds of curiosity and inspire the next generation. Additionally, this educational endeavor served as a catalyst for the promotion of theoretical and practical education within the field of solid-state NMR.

As the « Fête de la Science" continued throughout the weekend, the CNRS in Lyon opened its doors to the general public, initiated them to the wonders of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance.

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