The amazing resonance between the Mallow community, industries, third level institutes, researchers and local schools continues to bring the Mallow Maths and Science Fair to levels beyond expectations. Up to 4,500 visitors at yesterday’s fair experienced a trip to Space with Dr. Niamh Shaw’s My place in Space, a walk down the Alimentary Adventures Tunnel with the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (UCC) team and making crystals with the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC based in UL). Aimed at all the family, the emphasis was fun and entertainment and featured a whole range of interactive demonstrations including robotics, lego, technology, knee joints for implantation, maths puzzles and dome building - just a sample of the activities visitors took part in at the country’s largest community-based Science and Maths Family Fair.
Professor Fernando Blasco used magic to introduce mathematical topics to the 700 students from schools across Munster who attended the Concert Hall, University of Limerick. Although magic tricks usually remain a secret, the patterns and the underlying ideas were more interesting than the tricks themselves. At today’s talk the students and teachers were introduced to prime numbers, sudoku, knot theory, number systems, calendars and quick calculations.
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As part of the celebration of its Golden Jubilee, the Institute of Biology of Ireland invites you to a keynote Public Lecture by Dr. Matthew Jebb entitled "Theories, Facts and Mind Games" in The National Botanic Gardens (Lecture Theatre) on Friday, October 17th 2014, at 7:30pm.