Pint of Science invites scientists to your favourite local pubs and cafes to share their research with you. The Pint of Science Ireland team are busy brewing this years festival, taking place on 9-11 May 2022. The first ever Pint of Science event in Ardara takes place at Nancy’s on Tuesday 10th of May.
Dr Christiana Pantelidou (Research Fellow) Dr John E. Ward (Space Product Manager, Réaltra Space Systems Engineering)
Dr. Pantelidou completed her PhD at Imperial College London under the supervision of Prof. Jerome Gauntlett. She then undertook post-doctoral research at the University of Barcelona, Durham University & at Trinity College Dublin (as a Marie Curie Fellow). She joined the UCD School of Mathematics & Statistics in October 2021 as a Royal Society – SFI Research fellow. Her research lies primarily within the area of Mathematical Physics, with special focus on gravitational & high-energy physics. She is passionate about public outreach & about promoting equality, diversity & inclusion in STEM.
Shake, Bake, Shock and Zap – How to Build for Space
Dr John E. Ward (Space Product Manager, Réaltra Space Systems Engineering)
John E Ward is a Space Product Manager at Réaltra Space Systems Engineering. One of his main roles is as project manager of the Independent Video Kit (VIKI), a camera system for launchers which recently flew on the Ariane 5 that launched the James Webb Space Telescope. Other roles include senior systems engineer for the ESA PLATO mission, involvement in projects including wireless communications for launchers and machine-learning applications in space. He is passionate about growing the space industry in Ireland and supporting young scientists and engineers who wish to pursue a career in space.