NanoBubbles project, first post…

This academic blog is related to the NanoBubbles project, funded by an ERC Synergy Grant. It is led by 4 researchers from the Universities of Paris Sorbonne Nord, Maastricht, Grenoble-Alpes and Radboud, in collaboration with researchers from the CNRS, the University of Twente, IRIT and Ecole des Ponts.

How, when and why science fails to correct itself? In theory, science is a self-correcting enterprise, however, in practice it is often difficult to reconsider incorrect or exaggerated claims that have been published.

To understand how the correction of science works or fails, the NanoBubbles project combines approaches from the natural sciences, engineering (natural language processing) and humanities and social sciences (linguistics, sociology, philosophy and history of science).

The project focuses on nanobiology, a highly interdisciplinary field founded around 2000 and which has already experienced multiple examples of exaggerated or erroneous statements. The NanoBubbles project will examine three of these “bubbles” and study the circulation of claims and counter-claims as they spread through laboratories, conferences, scientific journals, preprints or platforms for scientific exchange.

The purpose of this academic blog is to communicate on the work carried out within the scope of the project, with the aim of sharing it with a wide audience in line with the principles of open science.




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