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Trinity alumni Michael Moloney is named new head of the American Institute of Physics

Dr. Moloney received his PhD in experimental physics from Trinity

Trinity alumni Michael Moloney is to become the next chief executive of the American Institute of Physics (AIP). Dr. Moloney, an experimental physicist, was head-hunted by an executive search committee and subsequently unanimously approved by the AIP’s board of directors. …

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Trinity researchers make progress in understanding the development of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Trinity collaborated with a German research team to design an optical device that is able to seize a peptide chain and observe the folding on a nanometer scale

Research led by Trinity Physics Professor, Martin Hegner, has made progress in understanding the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

The international team of researchers led by Professor Hegner focused on individual ribosomes within the human cell.

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An Arts perspective: What is a quantum vacuum?

We sent English student, Rory Codd, along to a Physoc talk by Professor Fry yesterday evening to see how accessible it would be for a non-science student.

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Last night I tagged along to DU Physoc’s ‘Quantum Vacuum’ talk, delivered by Professor Emeritus Michael Fry of Trinity’s School of Maths. As well as being a lecturer, Professor Fry is an active researcher and a reviewer for Physical Review.

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Wonders of nanotechnology and material science

Aoife describes the origins of nanotechnology and material science and discusses their potential applications in medicine and agriculture

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“As soon as I mention this, people tell me about miniaturization, and how far it has progressed today. They tell me about electric motors that are the size of the nail on your small finger. And there is a device

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Professor Brian Cox addresses the Phil to talk populism, philosophy and physics

Trinity Life editor Úna Harty heads along to the Q&A session with the Manchurian popular science communicator Brian Cox

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Particle physicist Professor Brian Cox descended upon the GMB this afternoon to greet science and non-science Trinity students alike. The ‘Wonders of…’ presenter and the author/co-author of over 950 scientific publications and brought this rhetoric to the chamber with his

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Fresh to the Cobblestones: Trinity Space Society

Dedicated, fresh, and out of this world, Trinity’s new society Trinity Space Society (TSS) reveals the story of their formation and their hopes for the future in an interview with Stephen Ennis, the society’s chairperson

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“For a long time,” Stephen Ennis admits, “I believed that Space was something for genius minds in Pasadena [NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory]. I never believed us humble Irish could play a part.” With the work of space-oriented companies such as

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City of Physics initiative brings physics into Dublin streets

Katarzyna Siewierska interviews Dr Shane Bergin and discussed the impact of City of Physics, the TCD-UCD initiative that brought physics to the general public in the Dublin City.

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In the new government science strategy 2.5% of the GNP by 2020 will be invested into research. Also the government will consider Ireland becoming a member of CERN and ESO. This plan is a big step forward for Irish science.

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Science Nobel Prize round-up

Katarzyna Siewierska outlines the winners of the Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry and physiology or medicine

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Nobel Prize in Physics

Awarded to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald “for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass”. Neutrinos are particles with extremely tiny mass produced in nuclear reactions. There are trillions of neutrinos

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Maths and me

Katarzyna Siewierska talks to Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin about her love for mathematics and physics, and her thoughts on the way they are taught in school.

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To begin, how did you first become interested in mathematics and physics?
Every time I come home to Mayo on a clear night I am astounded by the night sky and it always brings a smile to my face. I …

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