Saturday 27 December 2014

Fly-on-the-wall shots capture work of Irish science teams

Published 05/03/2014 | 02:30

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Some of the contributions at the UCD exhibition.
Another contribution to the UCD exhibition

FROM human-robot teams, to the world through the eye of a zebrafish, a new collection of colourful images is helping to unveil the mammoth scale of research work in Ireland.

A photography exhibition showing the wide range of research at University College Dublin (UCD) will travel to Brussels for an EU Information Centre event after the display closes here on Friday.

Dr Aoibheann Gibbons from UCD Research said the college started the annual competition in 2006 simply to try and help researchers to express their work through visual means.

"It is hard for people outside to understand some of the research that was going on," said Dr Gibbons.

Since then more than 1,650 students and research technicians have all captured the essence of their work in eyecatching images entered into the annual competition. Each year 12 images are shortlisted by a panel of UCD staff and judges from the worlds of arts and science.

A selection of the images can be seen at the European Commission building on Dublin's Dawson Street until Friday.

Irish Independent

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