DDF News — 10 May 2017

Guest Writer Number 3: Physicist Shane Bergin

Guest Writer Number 3: Physicist Shane Bergin

Continuing our roll call of talented contributors on the DDF blog, physicist Dr Shane Bergin will be our third guest writer. Shane is an assistant professor in science education at UCD’s School of Education. His research focuses on teaching and learning in physics – both in formal settings like lecture-halls or labs and also in more informal settings (like a metro train). Shane is also the founder of City of Physics – a campaign to spark physics conversations around Dublin based on posters, art and projections dotted around the city. This follows DARTofPhysics – a similar campaign on Dublin’s DART train – in 2013. Shane received awards for public engagement in science from the European Commission and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for this work. In 2015, Shane began a collaboration with the National Concert Hall – blending STEM subjects with music for primary school audiences.

For his DDF show to review, Shane has chosen Sunny by French choreographer Emanuel Gat:

I was taken by Sunny for a few reasons. i) I liked the feel-good image its description portrayed, ii) this made me think of the importance of enjoying what you're doing in life and prioritising fun, iii) why do we think 'sunny' means fun - how the Sun effects us through light and the fact that we're all made of stardust.

Stay tuned to the blog to find out what Shane thought of Sunny. Follow @racklette or @dublindancefest on Twitter for udpates.