French 9th grader visits CTCC for one week
Pierre has travelled to Oslo—to discover what working as a scientist is all about.
Like other French 9th graders, Pierre Lestringuez must do an internship in a professional environment for the week 15–19 December, to familiarize himself with working life. Being interested in science, an internship in a research institution was high on his wish list. As he happens to be the nephew of Elisa Rebolini at the CTCC in Oslo, Pierre was invited to come to Oslo for his internship.
Pierre is 14 years old and lives in Villefranche-de-Lauragais in the south of France. Clearly, travelling to cold and dark Norway in the middle of winter, to interact with theoretical chemists in a foreign language, presented something of a challenge to him. Nevertheless, Pierre rose to that challenge and travelled to Oslo—to discover what working as a scientist is all about.
During his stay in Oslo, Pierre has interviewed members of the CTCC, visited the NOTUR computer center, and learned the basics of Fortran programming. Obviously, the trip was also the opportunity for him to discover Norwegian culture and to enjoy the snow in Oslo!