Other events in Dundalk

Science in our daily lives - Tech Me Out!

Over 18s only
Past event - 2019
21 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30
The Neptune, Main Street,
How does modern technology work? How does your movement sensor light know you're there? Why is energy use in buildings important? Why is graphene a wonder material? Come along to the Neptune Bar, Blackrock to disover the answers to these questions and more - and even be in with a chance of winning some Pint of Science goodies! Over 18s only.

Demystifying the Wizard Box: A brief overview of sensors and systems and how (pretty much) everything works

Evan Cleary (Control Systems Engineer)
Do you find yourself walking through a mystical world, interacting with seemingly magical machines such as ATM’s, smart phones, PC’s and increasingly sophisticated automotive technology? If you find the idea of all this operating on some sort of wizardry as not satisfactory then this talk is for you!
Attend to understand how sensors and control systems work using real world and interactive examples, explaining how these components come together with some logic to produce the automated world around us and how, using cheap available components, the magic can be mastered at home.

Grow your own Graphene nanoribbons

Conor McGeough (Postgraduate Research Student)
Graphene is the latest wonder material among scientists. It’s a single layer of carbon atoms yet it’s the strongest material in the world and the best conductor of electricity. However, there is one drawback of graphene: it doesn’t allow for control of the flow of electrons. This is the most important material property when designing electronic and photonic devices. Graphene nanoribbons do allow for the control of electrons. In my talk I’ll discuss the “top down” and “bottom up” routes and show atomic resolution images of controlled growth of graphene nanoribbons.

Indoor Air Quality

Eoin Clancy (Lecturer at Dundalk Institute of Technology)
This talk presents an overview of indoor air quality (IAQ) in buildings, and outlines how IAQ impacts on occupants’ health and performance. Ideally the surrounding environment and facilities in a particular space should provide healthy conditions in terms of sufficient fresh air, low pollution concentrations, adequate lighting and heating, access to drinking water and catering areas, and satisfactory sanitary installations. Cooling and/or air conditioning may also be needed depending on climate conditions and internal heat gains.