Scientists make the first ever time crystals that break time Time crystals were hypothesized in 2012 by Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek. At first, many other physicists dismissed the possibility of the existence of such objects. However, at the beginning of March two papers on the first time crystals were published in Nature. They are […]
The glass ceiling “In the late 19th century, the Sorbonne enrolled a new female student from Warsaw, Poland. She came to France to study physics and mathematics upon her sister’s invitation after a bad break up with her first love. Her name was Maria Skłodowska.” The glass ceiling has almost always been blocking women […]
Santa’s challenge Lets establish the problem we are going to analyse in the article. Santa Claus is an elderly, rather large man who spends one night in the year to deliver presents to children all around the world. He travels in a flying sleigh pulled by nine flying reindeers. Once he gets to a […]
In the spirit of Valentine’s day, Katarzyna Siewierska describes some bizarre mating rituals and unexpected physical characteristics.
There are many very talented young people in Ireland. They could become great scientists, engineers and mathematicians. But does the education system in Ireland allows these students to fulfil their potential? The School of Physics at TCD has come forward with an initiative called the Trinity Walton Club.
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.
A new Science Gallery exhibition explores the many ways our lives are tracked everyday.
Inspired by the recent release of The Imitation Game, Katarzyna Siewierska looks at the Enigma machine and how the code was cracked.
Katarzyna Siewierska examines the latest research behind modern day cloaking devices.