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Northern Ireland Science Festival

Northern Ireland Science Festival: 11 days, 100+ events, infinite ideas

1 February 2016

The Northern Ireland Science Festival has launched its full programme - an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics running 18–28 February

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NI Science Festival
18–28 February 2016. Workshops, talks and interactive activities for young people, parents and schools. In the evening the festival will come alive with an eclectic mix of scientific debates, talks, theatre, comedy, music and film for adults. Over 100 events across 25 venues.

How do you solve a problem like nuclear power?
Ian Chapman. Ulster Museum, 23rd Feb, 6.30pm

The wonderful world of Lieven Scheire
23 February. Black Box, Belfast, 8pm

What can I do with physics?
Black Box, 25th Feb, 5pm-6.30pm. Careers workshop for teachers/educators

Tabletop X-ray lasers: from Star Wars to nanotechnology
1 Dec, 6pm, Royal Irish Academy, Prof Margaret Murnane

Photonic Splash events, NUI Galway
14-22 Nov. Evening lighting displays, talks and demos throughout the week.


Febuary 10

  • 1785 Birth of Claude-Louis Navier, the engineer after whom the Navier-Stokes equations are partly named
  • 1902 Birth of Walter Houser Brattain, who invented the transistor along with John Bardeen and William Shockley – the three were awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize for their invention
  • Physics in Perspective
    Watch talks from well-renowned physicists at our lecture series; you may even learn a thing or two

  • Schools lecture series
    The schools lectures feature topics from the Olympics to rock music. Plenty of physics to learn too!

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