Vote for the Prix Média Newcomer 2021

This poll has ended (since 11 months).

Which video would you like to give your voice to? (23.08. – 05.09.2021)

«Galactic Chloé Show» (Chloé Carrière)
«Dati dimenticati: gli scarti della scienza» (Simone Pengue)

Prix Média Newcomer: which video would you like to give your voice to?

The jury has decided: With 3’000 CHF each, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences are funding science journalistic research for a new episode of the «Galactic Chloé Show» (by Chloé Carrière) and for the documentary «Forgotten date: the leftovers of science» on dealing with biological data from research (by Simone Pengue).

 Would you like to get to know the two finalists? Join us on Wednesday, 25 August from 13:15 to 14:15 on our virtual pannel Science after Noon: science journalism – how young people can make their voices heard.


The winning entry will  be selected in the public voting and honored on the occasion of Science Comm’21 on 16 September in Fribourg.

«Galactic Chloé Show: Looking up at the stars (and the exoplanets) with Michel Mayor and Claude Nicollier»

von Chloé Carrière

«Dati dimenticati:
gli scarti della scienza»

von Simone Pengue

Chloé Carrière (born 1998) graduated from EPFL with a bachelor’s degree in physics and is now studying for her master’s degree with a minor in aerospace engineering.  The Frenchwoman launched the “Galactic Chloé Show” at EPFL about 10 months ago.  In each 15-minute episode, she interviews a guest on a set decorated like a moon base station.  One of her most famous guests was Swiss astronaut Claude Nicollier, who explained the admissions procedure for the ESA.  In 2019, Carrière also launched the “Asclepios Mission”, a simulation of a space expedition during which students are isolated in the Alps for 10 days and have to perform experiments.

Interview with Chloé Carrière

Simone Pengue was born (in 1992) and raised in Ticino and today lives in Lucerne.  He studied physics in Como and Fribourg and graduated with a master’s degree.  He is currently a biophysics doctoral student at the Biozentrum, University of Basel.  In addition to his studies, he enjoys writing – in 2020, for example, he published an essay on the Italian Renaissance humanist Francesco Petrarca in an Italian literary volume.  He recently published an article in which he compares Dante’s 12th Inferno to quantum mechanics.  Since 2018, he has also been working as a freelance science journalist, and since 2019 he has been a member of the Swiss Club for Science Journalism.  He learned the basics of documentary filmmaking at a workshop of the Swiss Academy of Sciences. 

Interview with Simone Pengue