Trinity researchers examine effect of meatballs on climate change

The study looks at the relative effects on the climate of meatballs against their plant-based alternatives, Lucy Fitzsimmons explains

Meatballs are an essential and beloved part of many traditional cuisines, from the Italian type served with spaghetti, to the Scandinavian sort popularised by IKEA. In 2015, IKEA sold on average 2.9 million meatballs a day worldwide. This globally popular


Pi day celebrations with MathSoc

The world’s most famous constant reminds us that maths really is for the masses

March 14th is an annual excuse to celebrate pi, the infamous irrational number, used since ancient times, and a fundamental mathematical constant. It was one of the first big breakthroughs in mathematics, and without its instrumental role in maths and


Labs of the Future?

Could virtual lab simulations provide an alternative to their in-person counterparts?

Undergraduate science labs a crucial learning environment, a right of passage, or an environmental hazard waiting to happen? Like them or not, the majority of science students here in Trinity will spend a large portion of their degree working


Trinity’s ADAPT and CONNECT research centres awarded €81 million in SFI funding

The centres specialise in artificial intelligence and telecommunications research

Two Trinity led research centres, the SFI Research Centre for AI-Driven Digital Content Technology (ADAPT) and the SFI Research Centre for Future Five Science Foundation Ireland (CONNECT), have received approximately €81 million in SFI funding to expand their current research


Sunday Longread: Female mentors in STEM fields are a precious resource, not a disadvantage

In the wake of a controversial paper published in Nature, Trinity academics weigh in on mentorship in their careers

When you embark on a STEM course as a woman, you are aware from the start that although the gender balance in STEM leadership and mentoring roles has greatly improved in recent decades, the number of women in leadership positions


European Researchers’ Night at Trinity brings research into public eye

The move to virtual leaves no shortage of research-related events and fun

European Researchers’ Night is an annual initiative that aims to bring researchers and their work into the public eye and to encourage those from all backgrounds to engage with research. Last year over 1.6 million people attended European Researchers’ night


Trinity research shows polio causes previously unknown changes to the brain

The research could impact drug development and patient rehabilitation for polio, and similar neurological diseases

Trinity research on the effect of polio on the nervous system has unearthed newly found changes to the brain caused by the disease. 

Polio, now a rare condition in most parts of the world thanks to a highly effective vaccine,