Trinity researchers to investigate retired athletes from rugby and rowing

The multidisciplinary team will assess how elite athlete’s health is affected by concussion and retirement

A new Trinity research project will seek to address how a career as an athlete affects long term physical and mental health. The research is in collaboration with Rugby Players Ireland and Rowing Ireland and is being carried out by …


Behind the medals of a biomedical engineering PhD

Robert Gaul explains how his award-winning research on arteries may change the treatment of cardiovascular disease

Robert Gaul is in the midst of wrapping up his PhD at Trinity, for which he has already landed two major biomedical engineering awards. Earlier this year, Gaul received the Biomedical Research Medal for his work from Engineers Ireland, having


Delving into life and science at Schrödinger at 75

What did students, postgrads, and visitors make of the conference on “The Future of Biology”?


The meeting of international experts and keen listeners at the Schrödinger at 75 conference concerned the future of biology and was an opportunity to hear different scientific perspectives, but not only those of the speakers. Filling the auditorium of the


Northern Irish Astrophysicist and former Trinity pro-chancellor scoops major prize

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell will donate her prize of $3mn to increase diversity in science

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, pro-chancellor at Trinity between 2013-2018, has received the Breakthrough prize for her work in discovering solar pulsars and a lifetime of leadership in the scientific community. Bell Burnell will receive a $3mn prize money and follows


They’ve finally cracked it — how our knuckles can make so much noise

Researchers employ mathematical modelling to confirm how the cracking of our joints makes so much noise

The mystery of cracking joints has long been a fascination of both daydreamers and scientists alike. The most famous experiment regarding knuckle cracking was carried out by Donald Unger, who in a bid to test the supposed link between arthritis