The Academy first became involved in radio and television production in 2005, as a way to engage with the public in a new medium and continue its commitment to broadening public involvement with the Academy and serving society. In that year the Academy commissioned Schrödinger’s Cat, an animated series illustrating the fundamental laws of nature for children. It was also involved with RTÉ in the making of the radio series, Icons of Irish Science.
Since then the Academy has worked on television and radio programmes focusing on themes from the sciences, humanities and social sciences. They include Flashes of Brilliance: The Cutting Edge of Irish Science (2006), Judging Dev (2007) and The Importance of Being Irish (2008). Many of the productions are accompanied by an Academy publication. For details on all of the Academy tv and radio projects, please use the links at the side.
FÁS, Science Foundation Ireland, IDA, RTÉ, Discover Science and Engineering, The Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources and the Department of Agriculture and Food have generously supported the Academy’s television and radio output.
If you would like further information on any of the Academy’s television or radio projects, please contact Pauric Dempsey, Head of Communications and Public Affairs.