25.09.2019

Exploring the Universe at ECOC 2019

RDA Concert Hall, RDS, Dublin

This event is hosted by Tyndall National Institute, the Irish Photonics Integration Centre (IPIC) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), in conjunction with the European Conference for Optical Communications (ECOC 2019). Leading physicist Prof. Brian Cox will present his award-winning show, Exploring the Universe to secondary school students from across the country. Professor Cox will be joined by Prof. Liam Barry from Dublin City University will highlight the latest developments in optical fibre technology that underpins today’s internet and Dr Ruth Freeman from SFI will highlight the exciting careers that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) can offer.

Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm

20.09.2019

Cork Culture Night at Tyndall National Institute

Tyndall National Institute, Cork City, Cork

Culture Night is an evening of free events across Ireland where businesses and universities open their doors to the general public in order to engage and entertain. Tyndall National Institute opens its doors this year with demonstrations presented by researchers from Tyndall to the general public of all ages and backgrounds. The event allows Tyndall National Institute to demonstrate the cutting edge work Tyndall conducts and helps inspire future generations of scientists.

Time: 5.00pm – 7.30pm

More informationhttps://culturenight.ie/event/tyndall-national-institute-tyndall-national-institute/

10.06.2019

Welcome to our 2019 Summer Undergraduate Bursary Students

Tyndall National Institute, Cork City, Cork

On Monday 10th June, we welcomed our 2019 cohort of undergraduate students to IPIC.  Over the next 10 weeks, the students will conduct a research project under the supervision of our Principal Investigators and also participate in a bespoke training and development programme.

This year 11 students were successfully awarded places on our bursary programme following a competitive application process.  The students are currently registered undergraduates across physics, maths, electrical engineering, astrophysics and environmental science courses attending University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology, Trinity College Dublin, University of Limerick, NUI Galway and Queen’s University Belfast.

The IPIC summer undergraduate bursary programme is a core part of IPIC’s Education & Public Engagement programme.  It offers undergraduate students the opportunity to undertake research projects in photonics, giving them access to our world class research facilities.  The programme gives students the opportunity to experience what a research career might involve and gives them an insight into postgraduate study.

31.05.2019

Training Ireland’s future Photonics research leaders!

Tyndall National Institute, Cork City, Cork

The Irish Photonics Integration Centre (IPIC) is embarking on an exciting expansion programme that includes 40 funded PhDs positions available from June 2019.

The scholarships will focus on application areas in optical communications, medical devices, diagnostics, AR/VR, and many others, covering research areas from photonics theory, materials growth, device development and fabrication, integration, packaging to full systems development.

Positions will be available at our academic partners, Tyndall National Institute, Cork Institute of Technology, Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin & University College Cork.

We are seeking hard-working, passionate candidates in Physics, Electronic Engineering, Chemistry or related subject, keen to pursue training and research in a world-leading research centre. Applications are open to EU and Non-EU candidates.

Interested? Please send an email to info@ipic.ie to register your interest in these positions.

 

30.07.2019 - 31.07.2019

IPIC celebrates International Day of Light 2019

Tyndall National Institute

The International Day of Light is a global initiative that provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy. The broad theme of light will allow many different sectors of society worldwide to participate in activities that demonstrates how science, technology, art and culture can help achieve the goals of UNESCO – education, equality, and peace.

On 16th May 2019, IPIC marked this global initiative with a full day of activities onsite at Tyndall National Institute.  The day began with a visit to the Institute by two local secondary schools, Coláiste Daibhéid and Coláiste and Phiarsaigh.  During their visit, the students met with researchers from across IPIC’s four research themes and learned about some of the projects that the groups are working on.