All Things Great and Small: Institute of Physics Ireland annual meeting 2023

The 2023 Institute of Physics Ireland Spring Meeting, the annual meeting that brings together physicists in all fields from across the island of Ireland, was held in Armagh on Sat 11 March 2023. As chair of IOPI, Dermot led the organisation for the programme of scientific talks: we were lucky enough to have three trailblazing speakers who took us across the length scales:

  • Dr Sinead Griffin (Materials Science Division and the Molecular Foundry at Berkeley Lab) “Dark matter on the rocks”
  • Dr Jennifer Gaughran (DCU) “Scaling the Problem: From Microfluidics to Petri Dishes”
  • Dr Johannes Noller (ICG Portsmouth/Cambridge) “The speed of gravity and what it can tell us about the contents of the Universe”

We were also treated to a talk by our IOP Writer in Residence Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan “Written in the Stars: a migrant’s journey in science communication and poetry”

IOPI Spring meeting 2023: from left to right: Dr Jennifer Goughran (speaker), Dr Dermot Green (IOPI Chair), IOP Writer in Residence Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan, Dr Sinead Griffin (speaker), Dr Johannes Noller (speaker) and Dr Yvonne Kavanagh (IOPI Vice Chair).