WHAT'S WATT: the channel dedicated to electricity - Season 4

In our WHAT’S WATT video series we discuss everything there is to discuss about electricity, from those little neurons in your brain to today’s biggest hydroelectric stations. We talk about energy, transmission lines and new emerging technologies. If it has to do with electricity, we got it covered!

Season 4: Watt’s new?

The season will continue to run from January to December, with one episode broadcasted every month.

Frédéric introduces Sylvie, a new What’s Watt host who will talk – among other topics, about women who stand out in the field STEM science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

In this new season we will also be covering topics such as:

  • How electricity can help work towards global decarbonation
  • The fakes of electricity, and how to distinguish the true from the false
  • What would our daily life be without electricity?

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Why a channel about electricity?

  • We want to share our passion for electricity
  • Electricity is everywhere: sometimes we forget it even exists
  • Understanding electricity is understanding how our world operates
  • Making the invisible visible: we will make electricity visible for you
  • Electricity is filled with all sorts of fun facts
  • There is so much science in electricity
  • Our future depends on electricity

On our WHAT’S WATT channel we broadcast videos about electricity every month for a full season running from January to December.

Starring Frédéric Lesur, our science expert

Meet Frédéric, who hosts the video series and regularly invites special guests and Nexans experts.

  • Frédéric is a Senior Engineer for High Voltage Products and Cable Systems at Nexans and a member of international organizations and scientific working groups since 1994
  • Frédéric is fond of science popularization: he is involved in different educational projects and scientific networks, and is a contributor to the biggest science festival in the world: “Pint of Science”
  • Frédéric has a passion for electricity, airships, the maritime world and light houses – and a real concern about saving our planet.
Wirth Sylvie Daveau, our industrial expert
  • Sylvie is a Generalist Engineer, she led an industrial career in the production of electrical cables for industrial, building and power distribution.
  • Sylvie is passionate about technical professions, as demonstrated by her eclectic career path: from process engineer in the food industry to innovation program manager in the field of fire safety cables, as well as holding a plant manager position. Today, Sylvie’s focus is on human capital at the heart of technical professions.
  • Sylvie is particularly sensitive to the role of women in industry in general, and in STEM field (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in particular
WHAT'S WATT - Season 3

Frédéric pays tribute to an unjustly unrecognized genius of electricity. We also cover topics such as energy storage, and how to avoid power cuts. And we go back to electricity basics: how electric charges flow and what objects best conduct them.  

WHAT'S WATT - Season 2

We cover incredible topics such as electricity in space, the high-tech behind a race boat, how much electricity datacenters use, and a special visit on the Nexans Aurora: a vessel that will literally blow your mind!

WHAT'S WATT - Season 1

Our Nexans science expert Frédéric Lesur co-hosts the video series with two science communicators: Athena Brensberger (astrophysics), and Vanessa Hill (psychology and neuroscience).

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