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Academic responsibility – the biggest dichotomy in Trinity

Teaching standards in Trinity are defined by arrogance and negligence, final year student Conor Coughlan argues

I remember the first time I attended a talk in Trinity. It was the Maths and Physics open day 2013, and I was a naïve 18-year-old Leaving Cert fresh from off a bus from Galway. The defining moment of that

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No place for narratives in science?

Peter Cox debates the important role narratives have to play in the research community.

I recently read The Silent Spring by Rachel Carson – a sad admission for a third-year environmental science student. This book is the starting point for anyone interested in environmental conservation, and largely precipitated the entire culture of environmental monitoring

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The Humanities’ Strange STEM Obsession

STEM is for people that have fallen in love with the world and want nothing more than to know it as well as they can

Two articles published by campus publications have bemoaned the reverence in which STEM is held above the Humanities in the last two months alone. The articles, maybe not surprisingly, were written by students of the humanities, and took the position

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Trinity partner with Irish Times for Citizen Science initiative

The initiative will give readers and citizens the opportunity to voice their opinions on scientific topics.

Trinity is partnering with The Irish Times to work on a new Citizen Science initiative from which a number of different projects will be developed and promoted. Members of the public will be asked to fill out a questionnaire based

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A crash course to studying General Science in Trinity

Last year’s junior freshmen give their advice on navigating one of the biggest courses in our university


Last September, the Junior Freshman students of 2016/17 waited in anticipation for their first experience of third level education to begin. General Science differs from many college courses, in that a single time-table is not administered during orientation week.

Instead, …

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Trinity researchers explore “superpower” nanomaterials

Professor Valeria Nicolosi is one of the leading researchers in 2D materials in CRANN, the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices

Graphite, most commonly found in pencils, is something that at first may appear uninteresting to us. It’s grey, brittle and difficult to write with at times. In 2004 however, two scientists, who were curious about the layered properties of graphite

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Trinity researcher travels on Zero-G ‘Vomit Comet’ to study steam-powered spacecraft

The experiments are part of Dr. Robinson’s work for the European Space Agency

Dr. Tony Robinson, a professor of Mechanical and Manufacturing engineering at Trinity College Dublin and researcher at Trinitys Connect centre is part of a team of scientists and engineers who advise and guide the European Space Agency. Dr. Robinson was

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Two Trinity professors nominated for a US-Ireland research innovation award

Research on gene therapy for fighting blindness and providing nutritional and social support to elderly both nominated

Professor Jane Farrar from Trinity’s School of Genetics and Microbiology and Professor Sabina Brennan, a research assistant from Trinity’s Institute of Neuroscience, have been nominated for a US-Ireland Research Innovation award. Both professors are shortlisted in the Higher Education Institution …

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Trinity research shows glucose may hold key role in fighting cancer

Starving dendritic cells of glucose can stimulate immune system response to antigens.

Researchers at Trinity have discovered that glucose may play a key role in fighting cancer.

Glucose is a sugar which is vital for energy and cell growth. When responding to infections, the immune system becomes active and uses high amounts …

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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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