It’s been an amazing week at the Lindau Nobel Meeting in Germany, despite the extremely hot weather (and lack of a fan). I wanted to take some time out today to share this news with you: Just now, on the Mainau Island on Lake Constance, a large number (over 30) science Nobel Laureates made a declaration […]Read more "Nobel Laureates back scientific evidence of climate change"
It’s a bit too damp for trick or treating… so perhaps a trip to the cinema is the best plan for tonight. If you fancy a scare, UCD’s science film festival has just the thing for you: a screening of the Shining in the Lighthouse Cinema following by a panel discussion about the psychology of […]Read more "Science On Film"
Are you a scientist? What do you think of social media? Do you find it useful or have you no idea where to start? Tim McCormick, Marie Boran and I are hosting a workshop on smart social media tools for scientists at Spot On London and we’d love to hear what you think!Read more "Spot On Social Media Tools"
It’s Maths Week 2013! Maths was my favourite subject in school so I couldn’t let the week go by without some sort of celebration. To share some numerical joy, I tweeted earlier asking you to tell some tweet-sized maths stories. These include your favourite sums, equations and experiences etc with maths. I’ll keep adding to […]Read more "Maths Week: Sum Stories"
Walking at dusk in St Anne’s Park pointing walkman sized machines in the air, a group of about forty wanderers were scouring the skies for some of Ireland’s protected mammals last night. After about fifteen minutes the first set of quick beats were heard on the bat detector and excitement spread through the group.Read more "BioBlitz: Counting the beats"
With over 30 talks and workshops taking place, a visit to the Space Expo in Trinity College Dublin is a must before it’s shipped off on Sunday evening. Filled with a twirlable globe, five model satellites and twelve info screens, there’s lots to do inside the dome.Read more "Space Expo: Small space to see the bigger picture"
Four generations of scientists are to speak about the world of physics before and after the Higgs boson in NUI Maynooth tomorrow… and I’ll be there to fill you in!Read more "Generation Higgs to visit Maynooth"
The Science Online conference is on my bucket list due to the amazing people who attend every year. It’s taking place in North Carolina at the end of January but for those of us who can’t make it, all hope is not lost as there is a watch party taking place in Dublin.Read more "Science Online hits Dublin"