The Science Foundation Ireland annual Science Summit took place In Dublin’s Croke Park, on Monday 13th November 2017, providing 350 SFI-funded researchers and stakeholders with a unique opportunity to hear about the collective output of the agency, and the social and economic impact of the excellent scientific research it funds.
The event, which takes place as part of National Science Week, was launched by Dr Orla Quinn, Secretary General of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. Prof Mark Ferguson, Director General of Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland, opened the morning with an overview of the agencies achievements in 2017 – slides can be viewed here.
Keynotes on the day were Prof Marcus du Sautoy, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science, and Adrian Raftery, Professor of Statistics and Sociology at the University of Washington and a 2017 Winner of the SFI St Patricks Day Science Medal, who delivered a presentation on ‘Probabilistic Climate Change Forecasting’.
Key leaders in the Irish research community were recognised by Science Foundation Ireland on the day, with the announcement of the winners of the 2017 Science Summit Awards.