UCD Physics Open Evening – 14th November

Meet us the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science. The talks will be held in the Moore Auditorium located within the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science.

The evening will include:

  • An introduction to the program by Prof Martin Grunewald, Head of School, UCD School of Physics
  • Talks on career paths from UCD Physics graduates and current undergraduate students about their experiences. Talks will be held from 6.30 – 7.30pm.

The presentations will be followed by an informal session where students will have the opportunity to talk with lecturers, speakers, and current students over a cup of tea/coffee.

The event is free but booking is essential. Further information including the programme of events will be added to this page closer to the event.

Venue: Moore Auditorium, UCD O’Brien Centre for Science (East), University College Dublin, Belfield. See www.ucd.ie/maps and search for the O’Brien Centre for Science.

Enquiries: Gary Dunne, gary.dunne@ucd.ie

To register: https://www.myucd.ie/visiting-ucd/events/ucd-physics-open-evening/

For information on all UCD Physics Degree Courses please visit: www.ucd.ie/myucd/science

Speakers on the night will include:

‌Evelyn Cusack is Deputy Head of Forecasting at Met Éireann, Secretary of the Irish Meteorological Society, and a well-known RTÉ weather presenter. Cusack has been a weather presenter on RTÉ since 1988. Her recent expert coverage of Storm Ophelia means she needs little introduction to us all. She holds a B.Sc. in physics and mathematics from University College Dublin, and an M.Sc. in physics from UCD also. Evelyn Cusack
David Murphy is a PhD student in the UCD Space Science group. He entered UCD as a mature student, graduated with a BSc in Physics with Astronomy and Space Science and went on to complete an MSc by Research in UCD. David's research interests include gamma-ray astronomy and instrumentation. During his time at UCD he has operated and maintained UCD's Watcher robotic telescope and worked on developing new sensors for the next generation of gamma-ray space telescopes. David is currently lead system engineer on the EIRSAT-1 project, Ireland's first satellite, which will orbit the Earth for more than a year studying cosmic gamma-ray bursts. david
Cian Ó Ceallaigh is a member of the Web Summit Start Up’s team, a member to the US-Irish Youth Council, an Innovation & Entrepreneurship Fellow of UCD's Innovation Academy and a recent Theoretical Physics Graduate. During his time in UCD he chaired the UCD Physics Society, was a founding member of the Irish Student Consulting Group and won numerous innovation and entrepreneurship competitions hosted by Deloitte, the US Embassy and others. He joins us fresh from his first Web Summit and will share an insight into the life of a physics graduate in the world of business.  cian
Athina Lange is a final year Theoretical Physics undergraduate student. In her third year she was Auditor of the Physics Society as well as Chairperson of the Taekwondo Club, and is now heavily involved in the Judo Club. Last summer she completed a summer internship in quantum simulations within the School of Physics, which involved participating in an extended conference. She will be beginning a PhD studying water waves in Autumn 2018. anthia