Trinity College students bring DART of Physics to Commuters

Dec 09 2013

Our event in Pearse Street station last week, discussing physics with commuters, was a lot of fun! The Trinity College news page writes more:

Trinity undergraduates and postgraduates performed a series of eye-catching demonstrations at Pearse Street station. Each demo showcased physics in just one to two minutes, thereby making it accessible to people waiting to catch their trains.

In addition, commuters were met by students wearing brightly coloured ‘DARTofPhysics’ T-shirts on DART trains. These students initiated physics-based discussion with their fellow passengers, and explained conundrums such as why ‘most of the light around us is invisible,’ and why ‘the spire is shorter when it’s cold’. Those who chatted to the students and tweeted pictures of them, with the hashtag #DARTofPhysics, were entered into a draw to win an iPad mini.  

Thanks to all who came out, even those of you just on your daily commute!

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