On Saturday we look to the past and how science, invention and innovation were presented in the clever and often dark comedy The Man in the White Suit. In the 1951 Ealing Studios film, a timid Sidney Stratton, played by Sir Alec Guinness, is a brilliant research chemist and Cambridge scholarship recipient. Stratton is determined to create an ever-lasting fibre that repels dirt. His invention troubles the establishment, big business and the fearful public.
Our post-screening discussion will take a lively review of the film, materials scientists from AMBER (Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research) will discuss where we are now in the race to create fantastic materials of the future through the wonders of nano science and technology.
BIG BANG, PARTICLES, NANO MATERIALS
& SENSOR TECHNOLOGY
The Smashing Science programme is co-presented by Insight, AMBER, UCD Science Expression and Happenings who come together to host a series of films, discussions and interactions with scientists across the fields of materials science, sports analytics and physics. On our opening night join the UCD School of Physics for a unique opportunity to meet the Irish collaborators working with CERN at an event to mark its 60th anniversary celebrations - CERN60.
Come and join us in the CHQ Building for fun fact packed evenings of film, discussion and exploration. Each event kicks off with an inspiring short film to introduce the theme of the night and warm up the audience for the dynamic post screening panel and audience discussion with leading scientists and thinkers.
Happenings run pop up cultural events around Dublin to bring people together in public spaces through inspirational events, at a low cost to us all and our environment.