The Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis (CAPPA) are delighted to be taking part in this year’s Cork Science Festival. Cork Science Festival is a celebration of science taking place in November. It involves a variety of events including experiencing online programme of free public engagement events, open days, science tours, exhibitions, shows, workshops and school events. Cork Science Festival is a main partner of Science Week Ireland, one of the largest STEM engagement events in the Irish science calendar. The team at Cork Science Festival represents Cork’s best in research, education and industry across science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Cork Science Festival takes place from the 6 – 14 November 2021.

CAPPA has created a variety of online talks titled “Photonics for Everyone” showcasing:

  • An overview of the activities at the CAPPA research centre
  • A series of experiments aimed at children which can be done using everyday household items;
  • Showcasing a tour of the state-of-the-art CAPPA labs in the CREATE Building on MTU’s Bishopstown Campus, showing the advanced spectroscopy and imaging systems and nanophotonic devices used to assist local and multinational companies with their analysis, process control and R&D programmes;
  • Showcasing the CAPPA labs in the Tyndall National Institute and showcase how researchers are developing novel laser devices to enable advanced OCT medical imaging techniques which can look beneath the surface of the skin
  • A series of videos created by current PhD students highlighting the area of photonics

The full videos for all these events will be available on and on the CAPPA YouTube Channel from the 6th – 14th of November as Part of Cork Science Festival.

Cork Science Festival 2021 – Part 1

Cork Science Festival 2021 – Part 2

Cork Science Festival 2021 – Part 3

Cork Science Festival 2021 – Part 4

Cork Science Festival 2021 – Part 5