Walton covers DART of Physics

Oct 23 2013

What is the Dart of Physics?

Trinity physicist Professor Shane Bergin believes that “people see physics as ugly, but necessary, and not for them.” Working with colleagues from the School of Education, Professor Colette Murphy and Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, and Dr. Jessamyn Fairfield of the nanoscience institute CRANN, they created DARTofPhysics to change the public perception of physics. Simple “wow statements” that capture the beauty of physics will become part of the backdrop for Dublin commuters over the next eight weeks, sparking conversation and zapping curiosity.

David Franks, Chief Executive of Iarnród Éireann said: “DART & Iarnród Éireann are delighted to be involved in this thought provoking campaign which will entertain our customers on their commute. We would like to wish DARTofPhysics every success with this unique initiative.”

The website, dartofphysics.ie, will act as a hub for this project. As the eight-week DARTofPhysics campaign is rolled out, a series of blogs will be released linked to various physics topics covered and profiling physics careers. These blogs have been written for DARTofPhysics by leading scientists and science enthusiasts around the globe. The website will also expand on the physics topics mentioned in the DART ads, and be an excellent source for teachers to cover exciting topics in class. Associate Professor of Education at Trinity, Colette Murphy, added: “DartofPhysics is physics for Ireland. I’m really excited about all the amazing science lessons that will come from it.”

From Walton, the Irish science news site.

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Research Fellow, School of Chemistry & CRANN, Trinity College Dublin

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