Trinity researchers sequence genomes of Irish Vikings and uncover Norwegian origins

The research busts the blonde haired, blue-eyed Viking image and shows that natives also adopted the Viking way of life

Irish Viking genomes have been sequenced for the first time by a group of researchers from Trinity and the National Museum of Ireland. The research was part of a wider, six-year-long study of Viking genomes published today in the leading


New material created by Trinity team could increase efficiency of data storage

The material has the potential to increase the capacity of the global fibre optic network tenfold

Trinity researchers from the School of Physics and the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) have created a new material which has enabled them to perform magnetic switching at ultra-fast speeds. This could have significant effects on


Potential new therapies for osteoporosis made possible by Trinity team discovery

The research into bone renewing mechanisms could be harnessed to treat osteoporosis

Trinity researchers at AMBER (the centre for Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research) and the Schools of Engineering and Pharmacy have discovered the long sought after mechanism by which exercise aids bone growth, which could help to develop new therapies for


Student engagement during lockdown took hardest hit in DEIS schools, finds Trinity study

Teachers suggest lack of resources and support at home as responsible for reduced engagement

A survey of secondary school teachers in Ireland about the impact of the pandemic on students’ learning carried out by a team of Trinity researchers found that lack of student interest, lack of home supports, and limited access to devices


Trinity engineers model real-world driving emissions for vehicles in Dublin

Discrepancies between laboratory results and actual emissions are affecting CO2 targets

Emissions from in-use vehicles in Dublin are to be measured and modelled by a team of Trinity engineers to address discrepancies between estimated emission levels and actual levels from real-world driving. 

In light of climate change and increasing air pollution


Trinity researchers improve solar panel efficiency, reducing costs and carbon footprint

The cooling mechanism developed could make green energy a more viable solution

Trinity researchers from the School of Physics and the School of Engineering have been granted funding to further develop innovative cooling technology for solar panels. 

Solar panels provide a greener alternative to other energy sources with much higher carbon footprints,