[12-26 Nov] Science Week 2017: discover French research! [fr]

From 12-19 November and for the third edition in a row, the French Embassy is taking part in Science Week Ireland to promote French research!

What is IoT? How are Maths ruling the world? Why are river channels important? Are scientists men with white messy hair? How is the sea helpful in treating human diseases?

The Embassy of France in Ireland, in partnership with SFI Discover, is supporting the participation of French research to Science Week! This was made possible thanks to the Embassy’s network of French researchers and scientists in Ireland, strong of about 200 contacts. This year, we are even showcasing a nationwide programme with projects in Cork, Dublin and Galway!

Cork: What is the Internet of Things?

What is the Internet of Things (commonly known as IoT)? What influence does it have in our daily lives? Dr. Pierre Lovera (Tyndall Institute) will use Lego building blocks to help primary level students reach a better understanding of the role played by IoT in smart cities, smart oceans, smart houses and smart farms.
More information here

Dublin

There are 74,000 km of river channels in Ireland, but where is all that water going? Dr. Thibault Hallouin, University College Dublin will explore the fascinating and unexpected journey of water through the landscape with primary school students of the Lycée français d’Irlande.
More information about this workshop can be found here.
Join us on Wednesday 15th November at the Alliance Française for the screening of the documentary “Comment j’ai détesté les Maths” (How I Came to Hate Math) to understand why mathematics have such a bad reputation while logic and numbers are actually ruling the world. The screening of the movie will be followed by a Q&A session with Dr. Victoria Lebed (Hamilton Institute, Trinity College Dublin) and her colleagues.
More info about the screening here

NUI Galway

Deep dive into marine discovery with Prof. Olivier Thomas on date: study marine organisms and find out how they are used to treat human diseases, for cosmetics and nutraceuticals! More information here
Help Dr. Muriel Grenon fight stereotypes about scientists with her “Arty Scientist” workshop presented on Exhibition Day on Sunday 26th November.
More information about this project here.

About the Embassy’s support to scientific outreach

These activities are part of the Embassy’s year-round outreach programme. We organize and support conferences, exhibitions, invitations to French speakers in Ireland in partnership with Irish higher education institutions, state agencies and the Lycée Français d’Irlande.
Our goal is to promote French research and know-how in Ireland. We work on developing new collaborations as well as strengthening already existing ones in common areas of interest between our two countries. Climate changes, agriculture, marine sciences, energies, new technologies and healthcare are common areas of interest shared by our two countries.
Our Franco-Irish network on science and technology helps individual connect and improve their career path. It helps PhD students, post-doctoral fellows, lecturers and faculties establish links and apply to Ulysses scheme and mobility grants. It helps them connect with graduates in R&D departments of global companies such as IBM and Intel, or French subsidiaries (Schneider Electric, Valeo, Servier…) apply to H2020 funding of the European Commission.
For more information, please see here or email us at science[a]ambafrance-ie.org

Published on 08/11/2017

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