“I PHYZ GOOD” series: Launch of the natural light episode

January 12 2017

The fourth episode of the “I PHYZ GOOD” series about natural light has been broadcasted on the String Theory YouTube scientific channel on January 12, 2017. The episode shows David Louapre, a research scientist in physics at Saint-Gobain, explaining the importance of natural light to humans and how technology enables us to control natural light and improve the comfort level within our habitats. It was filmed at the Paris School of Fine Arts 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 will comprise six videos. The first three videos on acoustic comfort, thermal comfort and thermal inertia were launched on September 22, November 3 and December 15, 2016.

The String Theory channel came online in May 2016 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.