Was Einstein wrong? The weeds fight back and more…
These engaging and multimedia-led lectures, which are organised annually by Professor William J. Reville, Department of Biochemistry, feature a diverse range of speakers.
The topics explored include:
- The Weeds Fight Back – How Weeds Developed Resistance to Roundup (Professor William Reville, Biochemistry Department, UCC)
- Debating Benatar: Should The Human Species Pursue Its Own Extinction? (Dr Tom Moore, Biochemistry Department, UCC)
- Nanosensors: Sensitive Little Things (Dr Alan O’Riordan, Tyndall National Institute, UCC)
- Teaching the Principles of Computer Science to Primary-Aged Children (Professor Barry O’Sullivan, Computer Science Department, UCC)
- Bodies and Souls: Performative Violence in Medieval and Early Modern Ireland (Dr Barra Ó’Donnabháin, Department of Archaeology, UCC)
- Biodiversity and Infectious Disease - Towards One Health (Dr Paddy Sleeman, Department of Zoology, UCC)
- Re-Imagining Irish Innovation Policy: Re-Claiming Innovation for Business (Dr Declan Jordan, Department of Economics, UCC)
- Sea Waves Are Tomorrow’s Oil (Anne Blavette, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCC)
- Toxic Chemicals in Consumer Products: Human Health Implications (Professor James Heffron, Department of Biochemistry, UCC)
- Faster than the Speed of Light - was Einstein Wrong? (Dr Cormac O’Raifeartaigh, Physics Department, Waterford Institute of Technology)
The presentations made by the six finalists in the UCC 2012 Science for All Postgraduate Student Public Presentation Competition are also posted.
All content can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/cwl59nf
The next series of public lectures begins in early 2013.