Nuclear Power in Dublin

Professor Mark Brake is to address an international conference in Dublin this Thursday, 22 January. The conference, ‘Negotiating New Sciences in Society’, is organised by Celsius, Dublin City University’s interdisciplinary research group on science in society.

Professor Brake, the University’s ‘Professorial Champion for Public Engagement with Science’ and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, will be speaking on the subject, Nuclear Power, Before it was New

Professor Brake commented, “I am delighted to be invited to speak at this international science communication conference. It’s in recognition of our position as a lead partner in The Beacon for Wales project, and of the excellent theory and practice in science at Glamorgan, both in science communication research and through innovative engagement work with the public”.

The conference features several other international speakers, as well as European researchers working in the field. It will explore social, scientific, ethical and cultural aspects of new and emerging sciences and technologies, such as nuclear energy, nanosciences, biotechnology, genetics and stem cell research.

The University’s associated MSc Communicating Science, led by Professor Brake and run by the University’s Department of Professional Education and Service Delivery, trains students for careers in communicating science in media, government, and research. The course is now available both full-time and part-time.

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