SCIENTISTS in Limerick will don their white coats next week and head to the pubs to tell their research tales, all in the name of a Pint of Science.
Limerick is one of 50 cities in eight countries taking part in the world-wide event.
The aim of Pint of Science is to deliver science talks in a fun, engaging and approachable way by bringing them to a relaxing public space – the local pub.
The idea is to invite people to sit back, drink, listen and engage with the scientist presenting over a pint.
Limerick’s event, which is organised by the University of Limerick, is taking place in the Locke Bar on Monday next, May 18, which will be hosted by Dr Stephen Kinsella, and the White House on Tuesday next, May 19 at 7pm.
The talks will cover health, environment and technology. Following the talk a question and answer panel discussion will be opened up in the pub at the end of the night.
Among the discussions in the White House will be the Mathematics of Brewing Coffee by Dr William Lee, while Dr Kerry Hagan will debate whether Computers Dream of Electric Music? in the Locke bar.
University of Limerick STEM chair professor Sibel Erduran, who will chair the session in the White House, said: “This is another wonderful opportunity for UL’s best and most innovative researchers to engage with Limerick city and talk about their research and application for society.
“It’s an opportunity to open up the floor to debate and maybe gain some alternative perspectives, chat and network but it will be fun and relaxed”.
The Limerick Pint of Science is organised and sponsored by UL’s Faculty of Education and Health Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Lero, SSPC, MSSI, MACSI and IComp.
Outside of Limerick, Pint of Science events are taking place in Dublin and Galway, and across the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and USA.