3 nights, 4 themes, 4 pubs, 1 ground-breaking festival: The Pint of Science Festival returns this May 19th - 21st.

The format is simple: down-to-earth talks by top scientists over drinks and pub grub Pint of Science is taking place in Dublin will feature about 39 of Ireland’s top scientists who will be swapping petri dishes for pints and sharing their research with the public in 4 pubs across Dublin’s fair city!

With 7 universities and several research organisations taking part, these talks will engage festival-goers with stories, discoveries and fun facts that will amaze.

There will be 4 different themes:

• The Beautiful Mind – Your aging brain, neurodegenerative diseases, fishing for drugs or is it just the placebo effect?

• The Human Body – 'A pint of bitter', obesity, two packets of plumpynut and a serious work out! Can computers heal cancer?

• The Wonder of Physics – presented by 2fm’s Rick O’Shea. How to take the perfect picture from space. Nanotechnology – do sweat the small stuff!