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September 2014’s Alchemist Café

Space Week 2014 Event

We are delighted to be hosting two fantastic speakers in the run up to World Space Week. Créidhe O’Sullivan and Peter Gallagher will be discussing a variety of topics including what happened in the early universe and the merits of funding space exploration.

Dr. Créidhe O’Sullivan graduated with a B.Sc. in Experimental Physics from UCD before completing a PhD in Physics at Cambridge University where she made observations of temperature fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background radiation. She joined the Experimental Physics Department of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth in 1998 and is a member of the Far-infrared and Submillimetre Space Astrophysics group. The group works on a number of on-going international research programmes into the development of space- and ground-based astronomical instrumentation. Her current projects include cosmic microwave background telescopes, bolometric interferometry and detector arrays. space

Dr. Peter T. Gallagher is a solar physicist and an Associate Professor of Physics at Trinity College Dublin. His research is primarily concerned with understanding the fundamental physics of solar storms and their impacts on Earth. He has a long association with ESA and NASA and leads the Irish LOFAR radio telescope project. His group also works with a number of companies including Skytek Ltd., Lockheed-Martin, and Eirgrid. Peter is a Member of the Institute of Physics, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a Member of the American Astronomical Society and Vice-Chair of the Royal Irish Academy‘s Astronomy and Space Research Committee. He was an elected member of ESA’s Solar System Working Group, which is responsible for European Space Agency mission evaluation for 2015-2025.

Date: Tuesday 30th September 2014
Location: The Mercantile, Dame St, Dublin 2
Time: 7:30 pm
Admission: Free – All Welcome! Complimentary Finger Food Provided

This event is in association with Discover Science & Engineering and CPL


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