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IGnite: Research Stories to Inspire Generations

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Free event for all ages!

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.

Dr.Joseph Bramante will give a talk titled “Seeking Dark Matter in Exploding Stars” on searches for dark matter with neutron stars, exploding white dwarfs, and multiscatter events at underground experiments. Professor of Emergency and Family Medicine Joseph Bramante will give a talk titled “Tick / Talk Research ” on Canadian Lyme Disease Research and the story of Students doing related work will also be highlighted, with plenty of opportunity for questions and discussions.

The evening talks begin at 6:45pm and are followed by a reception featuring some light snacks, the Queen’s Hyperloop Design Team, The Queen’s Observatory and 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.**



March 26
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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613-533-6000 ext. 77182


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