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

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. Ribosomes are the part of a cell that synthesise protein. An individual protein can […]

An Arts perspective: What is a quantum vacuum?

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. He was there to discuss how our current idea of a vacuum simply isn’t true: […]

Wonders of nanotechnology and material science

“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 on the market, they tell me, by which you can write the Lord’s Prayer on […]

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

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 usual eternal grin.   Phil president, Matthew Nuding, began by welcoming the acclaimed academic to […]

Fresh to the Cobblestones: Trinity Space Society

  “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 the ESA and ISIG, things are now changing at a fast pace for Ireland. […]

City of Physics initiative brings physics into Dublin streets

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. But with the European average of investment into science research is 3% and many European […]

Science Nobel Prize round-up

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

Maths and me

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

What next for the Large Hadron Collider?

Our resident physics expert assesses the importance of CERN’s particle collider, the biggest in the world, which is due to re-open in March.

CERN discovers new particles

CERN team announce discovery of two new subatmoic particles.

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