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Queen's at the NI Science Festival

With over 100 events across 25+ venues, the Northern Ireland Science Festival offers a stimulating and wide range of events focusing on the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

As a festival partner and funder, Queen's is proud to host 34 events throughout the University campus.

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Thursday 16 February 2017

Pioneering Research at Queen's

4 - 7pm Whitla Hall
Queen's University
Belfast BT7 1NN
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The Geography of Food & Drink in Northern Ireland

6 - 7:30pm School of Natural and Built Environment
Queen's University
Elmwood Ave
Belfast BT9 6AY
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Friday 17 February 2017

Going Potty with Point Clouds

12:30 - 4pm School of Natural and Built Environment
Queen's University
Elmwood Ave
Belfast BT9 6AY
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To Stone Age Tools & Paint: A Peek into Life in the Pleistocene

1 - 3pm School of Natural and Built Environment
Queen's University
Elmwood Ave
Belfast BT9 6AY
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 Fun with Ancient Coins

3:15 - 4pm Archaeology & Palaeoecology Centre
QUB
42 Fitzwilliam Street
Room G43
Queen's University
Belfast BT9 6AX
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Saturday 18 February 2017

Animal Bones from Archaeological Sites

11am -12pm and 12pm - 1pm Archaeology & Palaeoecology Centre
QUB
42 Fitzwilliam Street
Room G43
Queen's University
Belfast BT9 6AX
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Microbes: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

12:30 - 2pm Medical Biology Centre
School of Biological Sciences
Queen’s University Belfast
97 Lisburn Road
Belfast
BT9 7BL
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Know Your Enemy: Disease-Focused Research at Queen's University

1 - 5pm Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine
Queen’s University Belfast
97 Lisburn Road
Belfast
BT9 7BL
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The Dating Game

2 - 3:30pm

Archaeology & Palaeoecology Centre
QUB
42 Fitzwilliam Street
Room G43
Queen's University
Belfast BT9 6AX
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Sunday 19 February 2017

The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being

1 - 2pm

Whitla Hall
Queen's University
Belfast BT7 1NN
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Bones and Burials: People in the Past

2 - 3:30pm

School of Natural and Built Environment
Queen's University
Elmwood Ave
Belfast BT9 6AY
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The Science of Singing

2 - 3pm

Sonic Arts Research Centre
Queen's University Belfast
Cloreen Park
Belfast BT9 5HN
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 Sonic Funfair

3 - 5pm

Sonic Arts Research Centre
Queen's University Belfast
Cloreen Park
Belfast BT9 5HN
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Spatial Music Concert

3:30 - 4:30pm

Sonic Arts Research Centre
Queen's University Belfast
Cloreen Park
Belfast BT9 5HN
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Helen Sharman - Britain's First Astronaut

4 - 5:15pm

Whitla Hall
Queen's University
Belfast BT7 1NN
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Open-jack Night

5:30 - 7pm

Sonic Arts Research Centre
Queen's University Belfast
Cloreen Park
Belfast BT9 5HN
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In Limbo (2015)

7:30 - 9pm Sonic Arts Research Centre
Queen's University Belfast
Cloreen Park
Belfast BT9 5HN
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Monday 20 February 2017

Two-Dimensional Materials: The Science of “Flatland”

6:30 - 7:15pm Queen's University Belfast University Road Belfast
Northern Ireland
BT7 1NN UK
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Stargazing at Queen's

6:30 - 8:30pm Queen's University Belfast University Road Belfast
Northern Ireland
BT7 1NN UK
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Tuesday 21 February 2017

Food Fraud Detectives

12:30 - 6pm Elmwood Hall
Elmwood Mews
Queen's University
Belfast
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We Come in Peace: Aliens in Popular Science Fiction

6 - 6:45pm Queen's University Belfast University Road Belfast
Northern Ireland
BT7 1NN UK
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Sir Bernard Crossland Annual Lecture

6:30 - 8pm Queen's University Belfast
Riddel Hall
185 Stranmillis Road
Belfast
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 Robochallenge

7 - 9pm Queen's University Belfast University Road Belfast
Northern Ireland
BT7 1NN UK
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Wednesday 22 February 2017

Food Fraud Risk and Resilience along the Food Supply Chain

10am - 3:30pm Elmwood Hall
Elmwood Mews
Queen's University
Belfast
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The Stories in a Pollen Grain

11 - 11:30am Archaeology & Palaeoecology Centre QUB
42 Fitzwilliam Street
Room G43
Queen's University
Belfast BT9 6AX
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Scanning The Horizon: The Health of a Nation

6 - 7:30pm QFT
20 University Square
Northern Ireland
Belfast BT7 1PA
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The Open Data Mapping Challenge

6 - 7:30pm School of Natural and Built Environment
Queen's University
Elmwood Ave
Belfast BT9 6AY
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Exploring the Red Planet: Adventures of the Curiousity Rover

6:30 - 8pm Queen's University Belfast University Road Belfast
Northern Ireland
BT7 1NN UK
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Thursday 23 February 2017

Mapping Mars

7 - 8:30pm School of Natural and Built Environment
Queen's University
Elmwood Ave
Belfast BT9 6AY
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Friday 24 February 2017

Modelling Ritual Worlds in Prehistory

12:30 - 2pm Archaeology & Palaeoecology Centre
QUB
42 Fitzwilliam Street
Room G43
Queen's University
Belfast BT9 6AX
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Food Integrity – The Nuclear Option | Jack Pearce Memorial Lecture

6:30 - 8pm Queen's University Belfast University Road Belfast
Northern Ireland
BT7 1NN UK
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Saturday 25 February 2017

Travel 10,000 Years in an Hour

10am - 4pm Archaeology & Palaeoecology Centre
QUB
42 Fitzwilliam Street
Room G43
Queen's University
Belfast BT9 6AX
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Sunday 26 February 2017

In Conversation: Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Jim Al-Khalili

2 - 3pm Whitla Hall
Queen's University
Belfast BT7 1NN
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John Bell Lecture: Quantum Biology with Professor Jim Al-Khalili

4 - 5pm Whitla Hall
Queen's University
Belfast BT7 1NN
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