Science Ireland (formerly The True Physics Roadshow) visits both primary and secondary schools providing science shows designed to explain science principles using everyday objects. The shows are performed using all our own equipment which limits the disruption to you and the students. Anthony Caldwell (Ant) and Declan Holmes (Dec) have been presenting interactive science shows for the last ten years to over 40,000 students in 500 schools around the country.
- Supported by “Discover Science and Engineering”
- Developed shows in conjunction with the RDS Science Live lecture series in 2006/2007/2008/2009
- Winners of the Mayo Business Award for “Innovation in Business 2005/2006”
- Supporters of the Irish Science Teacher’s Association and members of the Institute of Physics.
About Ant & Dec
Declan Holmes BSc, HDip, M Inst P
Declan has a degree in Experimental Physics from National University of Ireland Galway and a Higher Diploma in Applied Physics and Computers from National University of Ireland Maynooth. He is a member of the Institute of Physics, the Irish Science Teachers Association and the American Association of Physics Teachers.
He has worked as a product engineer for Intel Ireland and as a web developer for Innovate Internet Solutions. Since 2001, he has performed interactive science shows for Science Ireland and The True Physics Project.
Anthony Caldwell BSc, MSc, MPhil, M Inst P
Anthony has a background in experimental physics, first studying at National University of Ireland Galway, then proceeding to specialize in optoelectronics and optical information theory at Queen’s University Belfast. He is a member of the Institute of Physics.
Anthony’s industrial experience includes working as a device engineer at Intel Corp in 1997, as a beta tester for AOL/Time Warner from 1998 until 2001 and working as a system tester for a subsidiary of the Prudential Corporation, Prumerica Financial. Anthony has completed an MPhil in Information Systems based on the Science Ireland’s website Physics.ie and is currently head of research for Science Ireland.
Yes, Ant and Dec are our real names!