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Physoc Lecture

Our very own Aline Vidotto is coming to Physoc this week to present "How Exoplanets are Affected by their Host Stars". The event will take place in the Schrodinger Lecture Theatre at 7:30pm this Thursday 22th February. The Facebook event can be found here: . As usual, the talk will be followed by a modest reception in the Fitzgerald library. The abstract for the talk is below:

"One of the most important lessons learned from the discovery of more than 3000 exoplanets (and counting) is the large diversity of planetary systems encountered in nature. In this talk, I will overview some of the surprising trends that have emerged from exoplanet searches. I will then describe how exoplanets can be affected by their host stars and will show that there are interactions between host stars and exoplanets that have no parallel in the solar system."

Science on Tap

Our 'Women in Science' event is taking place next Monday November 27th in Kennedys Pub at 7:30 pm where Dr Annie Curtis from the RCSI will tell us about Circadian Rhythms in Immunology; discover the link between your sleeping habits and health! We are also very lucky to have Dr Romina Charifou speaking about Nanoscience and Dr Sahar Alialy will tell us about her life in science-a pathway to physics and neuromorphics!

At 7 pm on Tuesday November 28th in the Liquor Rooms Dr. Stephen Dooley will speak about ammonia as a carbonless energy carrier in his talk 'Amoaning about Climate Change? Can a nitro energy be the answer?', followed by Dr. Stefan Hutzler, Physicist and foam expert, who will take us through the Science of the Pint itself! And why not have a pint or two while you're there? 

More information about these two events can be obtained from our facebook pages and website; 

These events are free but tickets are required (due to limited capacity in the pubs). Tickets can be booked from the following links:

Science of the Pint Night (28th November):

Women in Science Night (27th November):



Night Course: The Geomagnetic Apocalypse

Space weather describes the dynamic conditions in Earth's outer space environment in the same way that weather refers to conditions in Earth's lower atmosphere. Whilst everyday space weather will not be noticeable to most people, a severe space weather event can significantly impact a multitude of vital ground- and space- based technologies and infrastructure on which we depend as part of our daily lives.

Dr Sophie Murray from the School of Physics will be explaining all about space weather on November 15th as part of the Science Gallery Night Course for the End of the World. Her talk will debunk the myths surrounding solar eruptions and geomagnetic storms, explaining what exactly space weather is: its origins at our Sun, potential impacts on Earth, and the steps we are taking to mitigate severe events. Tickets are available on the Science Gallery.

Get Tickets Here