“I PHYZ GOOD” series: Launch of the esthetic comfort episode

March 30 2017

The sixth and last episode of the “I PHYZ GOOD” series about esthetic comfort has been broadcasted on the String Theory YouTube scientific channel on March 30. The episode shows David Louapre, a research scientist in physics at Saint-Gobain, explaining the distinction between natural and artificial light, and the impact of new lighting technologies on the color rendering. It was filmed at a loft in Paris taken over by “street art” artists and at the Domolab, Saint-Gobain’s innovation center for sustainable habitat based in Aubervilliers situated on the outskirts of Paris.

The “I PHYZ GOOD” series was created through a partnership between Saint-Gobain and the String Theory YouTube scientific channel to offer an entertaining look at the science of comfort. It shows how physics, chemistry and biology combine to explain how we experience our environment and determine what makes the buildings we live in comfortable (or not). In total, the series comprises six videos. The first five videos on acoustic comfort, insulation, thermal inertia, natural light and thermal comfort were launched on September 22, November 3, December 15, 2016, January 12 and March 2, 2017. They are available on Saint-Gobain’s website and on the String Theory YouTube channel. 

The String Theory channel came online in May 2017 and broadcasts short and entertaining videos of science experiments. The goal is to convey positive values associated with progress, make science accessible to a wider audience and become the leading internet platform on science and innovation. Saint-Gobain teamed up with String Theory at launch to raise awareness of science and technology and attract young people to careers in science and engineering.