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IGnite: Research Stories to Inspire Generations

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Location: Kingston Frontenac Public Library - Central Branch. 130 Johnson St, Kingston

Date: March 26, 2020

Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

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Free event for all ages!

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Come and be inspired by the stories of discovery from Researchers at Queen’s University. The event features free food, science demos and displays, and two short talks by Queen’s faculty. The speakers will give a short presentation on their area of study and what inspired them into this work.

Our speakers are selected not only for their accomplishments but also for their ability to give engaging presentations and tell the story of their research to a wide variety of audiences. This makes IGnite accessible to anyone curious enough to attend. IGnite hopes to be the spark that inspires your family and our brilliant Kingston community.

Professor Joseph Bramante will blow us away presenting “Seeking Dark Matter in Exploding Stars” on hunting for dark matter using neutron stars and exploding white dwarfs. Professor of Emergency and Family Medicine Kieran Moore (MD) will leave us thirsty for more after presenting “Tick / Talk Research ” on the Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network. Students doing related work will also be highlighted, with plenty of opportunity for questions and discussions.

The evening talks begin at 6:30 pm and are followed by a reception featuring some light snacks accompanied by a variety of displays and demos featuring research at Queen’s. You’ll get to see things like the Art of Research Exhibit, the dark matter experiment NEWS-G, the always popular particle cloud chamber from the McDonald Institute Visitor Centre, and opportunities to connect with the speakers and others who are doing inspiring research at Queen’s.

**Note tickets do not secure a seat during the talks, so please arrive early.**

**Photos will be taken at the event. Please let a member of the McDonald Institute Team know if you would like to not have your photo taken.**

Please contact us at Outreach@McDonaldInstitute.ca regarding accommodation needs or any other questions.

Our Facebook event can be found here.

**Note tickets do not secure a seat during the talks, so please arrive early.**

**Photos will be taken at the event. Please let a member of the McDonald Institute Team know if you would like to not have your photo taken.**