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Have a pint and listen to top scientists speak in Dundalk pubs

Pint of Science

Nicola Finnegan Duffy

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Nicola Finnegan Duffy

Have a pint and listen to top scientists speak in Dundalk pubs

Have a pint and listen to top scientists speak in Dundalk pubs

Pint of Science, is a non-profit organisation that brings scientists to local pubs and cafes to discuss their latest research and findings. Events are taking place in pubs across Dundalk from May 20-22 and it is being run in conjunction with several partners including Dundalk Regional Development Centre, The Institute of Physics in Ireland and Maynooth University.

You do not need any prior knowledge of science and it gives the public a chance to meet, interact and have a pint with those who are responsible for the future of science!

The Dundalk festival launch will be held in the Spirit Store, Dundalk on Monday May 20 from 7.30pm-9.30pm and will feature discussions about science and the world around us, with discussion on how energy is used in waste water treatment. Three post-graduate researchers will be giving talks at this event.

The second event will be taking place in the Neptune Bar, Main Street, Blackrock on Tuesday May 21 at 7.30pm-9.30pm with the evening focusing on discussion about science in our daily lives and will feature discussion on questions such as How does modern technology work? How does your movement sensor light know you're there? Why is energy use in buildings important? Several speakers will also give talks at this event including engineers and post-graduate students and lecturers.

The final event of the festival will be taking place in The Bartender on Park Street, Dundalk on Wednesday May 22 at 7.30pm -9.30pm. The topic of discussion for the night is all things science and will answer questions such as; What are brain waves and how do they change with our behaviour? How can heart failure be managed using computer interfaces? How are computers used to examine how microbes impact the health and efficiency of animals? How do cattle impact on the water quality of our streams? The event will also feature talks from scientists and postgraduate researchers.

For more information on the events can be found at Pintofscience.ie. Tickets for the event are free and can be booked through the website. Events are strictly over 18s only.