Photonics in the Classroom

This lecture/demonstration is targeted at Leaving Certificate Physics teachers and Transition Year teachers who are keen to gain a greater understanding of photonics and its importance in the modern world.
Photonics in the Classroom

SciFest and Irish Photonics Integration Centre (IPIC) present an evening of bringing photonics to life. This event is targeted at Leaving Certificate Physics teachers who are keen to gain a greater understanding of photonics and its importance in the modern world. The presentation will include practical demonstrations to assist them in bringing Photonics to life the classroom. The evening will also include a brief guideline to running a SciFest@School fair. Furthermore, participants will have the opportunity to visit a number of photonics research labs, to meet the research scientists and gain an insight into the world-class research being conducted at Tyndall National Institute.

Date: Tuesday April 30th 2019

Time: 18:00-20:00

Venue: Irish Photonics Integration Centre, Tyndall National Institute, Lee Maltings, Dyke Parade, Cork, T12 R5CP

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Register at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/scifest-and-ipic-bringing-photonics-to-life-in-the-classroom-tickets-60197582590

Evening Outline

Part 1: Guided tour of IPIC

Part 2: Talk and workshop

Title: From Transistors to Photonics

Presenter: Rory Geoghegan

Presentation: Rory will give an overview of developments in electronics since the 1960s: transistors, logic gates, integrated circuits, microprocessors, LEDs, high purity optical fibres, advantages of optical data transmission and the photonic revolution. The presentation will include a number of practical demonstrations suitable for a Transition Year module or Leaving Cert Physics.

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