Trinity Physics – The Discovery of Conical Diffraction

The 19th century was a very exciting time for Irish physics. The grounds of Trinity College Dublin were walked by some of the greatest Irish physicists in history. This story involves two of them, William Rowan Hamilton and Humphrey Lloyd.

Profit over people: why R&D is broken

State funding and grants opens up science to a huge amount of abuse by the powerful and wealthy.

End-of-year roundup: Trinity scientific research in bite size-chunks

It was a year that saw major chemistry breakthroughs, awards for creative campaigns and a landmark biological discovery in the area of Parkinson’s disease.

Review: LIFELOGGING at the Science Gallery

A new Science Gallery exhibition explores the many ways our lives are tracked everyday.

Scientists, engage or die

A growing number of scientists are realising that publishing their research in scientific journals is no longer enough.

Professor Luke O’Neill on marvel molecules and being a scientist

Professor Luke O’Neill of the School of Biochemistry and Immunology talks to Trinity News about the exciting discovery of a molecule that could help treat a variety of inflammatory diseases.

DNA of lager yeast tells stories of eastern voyage

Trinity research reveals that ancestors of yeast used in brewing lager may have been transported along ancient trade routes.

When changing theories challenge scientific reason

Science is not a static state of facts, but a constant flow of change and new ideas.

Colliding world of art and science

The connection between chemistry and colour extends back to the stone age.

Moral dilemma of animal testing in Trinity

College spent nearly 400k on lab animals in 2014. Should and could they find an alternative to animal testing?

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Jenny Corcoran
Harriet Bruce
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