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Cork Culture Night at Tyndall

Louise McGrath and Fiona Barry with a demo on fuel cells.

Over 160 people met CONNECT researchers and learned about their work during Culture Night Cork  on Friday, 22 September, at Tyndall National Institute.

Members of the public learned about research in the areas of electronics and photonics (the science of light) while an exhibition of artwork by Angela Gilmour and Johnny Bugler demonstrated how science and art can work together.

Tyndall’s state-of-the-art fabrication laboratories, where silicon wafers and microchips are produced, were also on show for the occasion with visitors able to dress as fabrication researchers and learn about clean room technology.

Blackrock Castle’s portable planetarium was also present allowing an exploration of the solar system and the Milky Way galaxy. Tyndall houses is home to the ESA Space Solutions Centre Ireland.

CONNECT Investigators Prof. Cian Ó Mathúna and Dr Aidan Quinn gave short presentation on their work while several CONNECT researchers (Lizy Abraham, Sanjeev Kumar, Aidan Murphy, Brendan O’Flynn, Salvatore Tedesco, Marius Wilk) organised interactive demos.

CONNECT is the world leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications. CONNECT is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres Programme and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund. We engage with over 35 companies including large multinationals, SMEs and start-ups. CONNECT brings together world-class expertise from ten Irish academic institutes to create a one-stop-shop for telecommunications research, development and innovation.

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Sanjeev Kumar explains his research work at Cork Culture Night.

Cian Ó Mathúna speaking about his research at Cork Culture Night.

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Art installation by Angela Gilmour and Johnny Bugler.

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