The intersection of science, art, and the city.

The data repeatedly shows that people love science. But they lack the confidence to talk about it. They’re worried that they’ll get it wrong.

Science isn’t about being right – it’s a process built on curiosity, wonder and really looking at things, so that we can explain the world around us.  And that’s the focus of City of Physics. This month-long project is about bringing science out of the lab and onto the streets. It’s about giving people something to talk about, whether they have a science background or not. We’re gathering together some of the most exciting scientists in Ireland and partnering them with some of the finest Irish illustrators and designers to turn the city into a canvas, with projections, murals, live shows and much, much more.

In 2013, Dr Shane Bergin and Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin won a small grant to put some physics-themed ads on the DART, Dublin’s commuter line. This grew into an award-winning media campaign that garnered national attention and international support. This year, we’re getting bigger, and we’re taking on the whole city.

Welcome to the City of Physics. 

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The City of Physics team


Dr Shane Bergin

Physics lecturer,
Trinity College Dublin.

Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin

Lecturer in Mathematics Education,
University College Dublin.

Steve O’Connor

Freelance at

Brian Herron


Robert Farrelly

Post Studio

Dr Jessamyn Fairfield

Trinity College Dublin

Sarah Louise Ball

Science communicator and TV presenter

Prof. Colette Murphy

Trinity College Dublin

Miriam Harte

Trinity College Dublin

Aíne Flood

Science Gallery Dublin

City of Physics Partners

Thanks to our supporters & contributors:

Schools of Physics & Education, Trinity College Dublin, School of Mathematics & Physics, UCD, Science Gallery Dublin, BrightClub Dublin,  Dublin City Architect’s Office, Steve McCarthy, Kathi Burke, Fushsia MacAree, Rob Torrans, Shane Kenna, Chris Judge, Tom Cunnigham, Colm McBarron, Hagan Bolger, Prof Peter Gallagher and Dr Pietro Zucca.

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