Trinity scientists take their research to the pub as Pint of Science comes to town

Posted on: 19 May 2023

Trinity researchers will be among the scientists bringing their research to pubs across the country new week as part of the international Pint of Science festival.

A total of 21 free events will be held across the country from May 22nd to 24th, along with hundreds of events across 26 countries worldwide. The festival offers a chance for everyone from any background to meet the people responsible for the future of science – and to have a drink with them.

Kevin Mercurio, PhD researcher in Microbiology at Trinity, is Co-Director of the festival this year. He said:

“A huge thanks goes out to our volunteers and speakers across Ireland, as well as our sponsors, working tirelessly to put this year’s festival together. It always amazes me how much there is a yearning for science communication outside of academic institutes. Hope to see you all in the pub!”

Representing Trinity are:

Steph Suddell.Steph Suddell, Research Fellow in Psychology and the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN). Learning to adapt? How psychological therapy affects our ability to respond to change.

Event: “Beautiful Mind”, Monday 22nd May, 6:30pm, The Bar St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

 Peter Lebrocquy Cox

Peter LeBrocquy Cox, PhD Candidate, Environmental Engineering. Not so bog standard: why bogs are important in our response to climate change.

Event: “Planet Earth 1”, Monday 22nd May, 6:30pm, The Bernard Shaw, Dublin 9

 Maeve McCann

Maeve McCann, PhD Candidate, Genetics. How did we become who we are? How bioinformatics techniques on ancient human DNA data can reveal about how we all came to be.

Event: “Tech Me Out 1”, Monday 22nd May, 7:30pm, The Back Page, Dublin 9

Zahra Gholamvand 

Zahra Gholamvand, Research Fellow in Physics. 2D materials to make surfaces super slippery

Event: “Atoms to Galaxies”, Tuesday May 23rd, 7:30pm, The Bernard Shaw, Dublin 9

 Julia Paterson

Julia Paterson, PhD Candidate, TCIN. Towards a new understanding of ADHD in diverse genders

Event: “Our Society”, Wednesday May 24th, 7:30pm, The Bernard Shaw, Dublin 9

Erica Krueger, in front of a boat named Celtic Explorer

Erica Terese Krueger, PhD Candidate, Geology. Corals and climate: even the ocean gets stressed.
Event: “Planet Earth 2”, Wednesday 24th May, 6:00pm, The Bar St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. 

 Tickets for the free events are available on the Pint of Science Ireland website.

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