Probe: Research Uncovered at Trinity College Dublin

29 September 2016

To celebrate EU Researcher’s Night this Friday, Trinity College Dublin will be hosting Probe, an event showcasing the diverse range of academic research uncovered within the university. Research showcased will include projects from the world of science, technology, engineering, arts and the humanities. Science Foundation Ireland funded researchers and research centres will be among those showcasing their research.

The Henry Clarke Stained Glass Window project is a collaboration between the ADAPT Centre and the Digital Resources and Imaging Services (DRIS). Between 17:00-20:00 in the Trinity Long Room Hub, a new app from this collaboration will be demonstrated. The app links records from Harry Clarke Studies in the DRIS Digital collections database with geolocation information from the Ordinance Survey of Ireland and Google maps to enable users to find churches with Harry Clarke Studios stained glass windows.

The Trinity College Final of the SFI Supported Thesis in 3 Competition will be hosted by SFI Research Centre AMBER alongside the CRANN institute. Researchers are challenged to present their entire thesis research in only three minutes using a maximum of 3 slides. Successful participants will proceed to compete at a regional level. Communication Director of SFI Research Centre CONNECT, Dr Andrew O'Connell, will be one of the judges on the judging panel. The competition will be held in the Debating Chamber in the GMB Building between 18:30-20.00.

The Maker Space located in Front Square will feature exhibitions from 2 SFI Research Centres at 17:00-20:00.

- The ADAPT Centre will showcase Bigfoot, a project which analyses your digital footprint. Visitors can create a live image of how much personal information they are actually sharing through social media.

- The iCrag Research Centre will present an interactive augmented reality sandbox with projection mapping that changes topography as you move the sand.

-  CONNECT researchers will run a demo to introduce and explain the key components of an Internet of Things network. There are already more connected devices on the planet than human beings and it is estimated that there will be more than 20 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020. Visitors will be able to examine various types of sensors and see how a Low Power Wide Area network works, revealing a glimpse of the huge potential of our Internet of Things future. 

SFI funded researchers are also playing key roles at this event.

Biomedical scientist Professor Cliona O’Farrelly will take part in a panel discussion on the Ethical Dilemmas in Science and Medicine in the Debating Chamber of the GMB Building at 17:00-18:00. This is discussion will focus on the recruitment of patients for health studies, the role of law in medicine, and the impact of shame and stigma.

Geneticist Professor Dan Bradley will feature in an hour long story telling event in the Long Room at 19:00-20:00. The event focuses on how different researchers look to the past. Dan Bradley will discuss how he uses DNA to decode humanities past.

Probe is a free event open to the public packed with music, comedy, storytelling, screenings, and live experiments. For more information, see the Probe webpage or the brochure of events here.


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