Events will be organised all over Ireland, North and South, to help raise the awareness of physics in local communities. In addition to larger scale national projects, local events will be organised by individuals, science societies, universities, community groups and teachers. There are ideas and support packs for organisers in Get involved. If you are running your own event, don't forget to add it to the events database (instructions are in the Get Involved section).
To find out what events are going on near you, see the events database. You can search the database by town, region or keyword.
Here are some events that are taking place throughout Ireland:
- Lab in a Lorry - Experience real experimental physics as the lorries tour Northern Ireland in May and June & the Republic Ireland in September. See all tour dates, venues and contacts at http://ireland.iop.org/labinalorry.html.
- BA Festival of Science is in Dublin on 3-10 September 2005. There will be a Physics Section programme of lectures and outreach events.
Discover Science and Engineering are sponsoring events in Ireland.
If you would like to sponsor an event in Ireland for Einstein Year, please contact:
Institute of Physics in Ireland
c/o Department of Experimental Physics
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4
Tel: +353 - 1 - 716 2216
Fax: +353 - 1 - 283 7275
You can also see the Institute of Physics in Ireland's website about Einstein Year for more information.
2005 also marks the bicentenary of the birth of William Rowan Hamilton, one of Ireland's greatest scientists, and has been designated by the Irish Government as Hamilton Year 2005: Celebrating Irish Science.