Welcome to the Public Awareness & Understanding Science Website. This is an initiative of the School of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) in University College Cork (UCC), and is edited by Professor William Reville. William Reville was Professor of Biochemistry and Director of Microscopy in UCC until his retirement in 2011. He is now Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry at UCC and continues his passion for sharing knowledge of science and technology through this site. He writes the Science Today column in The Irish Times, and many of these columns have been reproduced as articles on this site. William contributes a regular Editorial to this site, and archived editorials can be accessed via the drop-down menu on the right of this page.
Two large sections of this site – Understanding the Natural World and Famous Irish Scientists – explain some of the wonderful knowledge science has discovered about how the natural world works, the place of humans in the world, the science-based technology on which modern civilisation runs and how Irish Scientists have shaped many of these innovations.
George Boole Bicentenary Year 2015
In 2015, University College Cork, celebrates the bicentenary of George Boole’s birth in 1815. Full details of the programme of events, outreach activities, conferences and more can be found at georgeboole.com.