Technology Rocks

27 January 2015

Sue McGrath, otherwise known as Scientific Sue, kicked off the IOP Ireland annual Tyndall Lecture tour at University College Dublin with two packed-out talks entitled Technology Rocks.

Sue McGrath

Starting with a quick reminder of John Tyndall’s work on many areas from atmospheric physics to diamagnetism, Sue moved at a high-energy pace, with demos and observations on sound waves, electrostatics, circuits, magnets, music recordings, online payments and a pink electric guitar.

With plenty of audience interaction, she kept the students and their teachers busy and highly entertained during the event. Notes on the demos were made available for teachers.

Sue will be continuing her tour with talks in Carlow, Waterford, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Belfast and Derry. She will also be guiding a massive schools audience in the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on 24 February during the Northern Ireland Science Festival in an attempt to break the record for the world’s largest science lesson.