University of Portsmouth

Nicolas Bonne

2020 Winner | Science Engagement 2021 2021 Jury | Engage Winner 2020 Engage Jury Winner Science Engagement (Falling Walls Engage)

Dr. Nicolas Bonne is a vision impaired astronomer and science communicator at the University of Portsmouth’s Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation. He leads the Tactile Universe public engagement project, which is developing free 3D printable resources to help vision impaired people (particularly students) engage with current topics in astronomy research. With this project he won Falling Walls Engage 2020 and was announced Breakthrough of the Year in Science Engagement.

Additionally he works as consultant and advisor with groups both nationally and internationally to develop methods of communicating their science in more accessible ways.