Sunday Longread: What is true randomness?

It’s a little different to what we think it is

As almost a third of English words do, “random” stems from Old French. However, the original noun “random” had a meaning closer to “speed” or “impetuosity”. Over time the sense of haste embedded in the word wrought new meanings like

Trinity’s Women on Walls

Trinity professors look back on a 2016 portrait as part of the Women on Walls campaign after the third round of portraits were unveiled in DCU

For centuries, Trinity’s Long Room sculptures stood unchanged, telling a story of geniuses and scholars, all with something in common apart from their brains: their sex. Then in 2019, we saw a historic vote to select four great female minds

“Bringing data to life”: Statisticians in the fight against climate change

Dr Caroline Brophy’s research uses statistical methods to assess biodiversity and ecosystems

Statistics, according to Professor Caroline Brophy, an Associate Professor of Statistics at Trinity, is the ability to give data meaning. “Statistics is really about making a story from data,” Brophy says. “It’s really about bringing data to life.”

Data refers

Formula Trinity’s autonomous driving team gears up for success

Two founding members of Formula Trinity’s new autonomous driving team speak to Trinity News about the project

Formula Trinity is the College’s own student-led entry to Formula Student (FS), an engineering competition. The project was first started in 2017, but it can take teams many years of competing at various levels before they have a physical car

CONNECT to design musical gyroscope for primary school students

The centre was one of five recipients of funding from SFI and the Arts Council for a project at the intersection of science and art

CONNECT, the SFI Research Centre for Future Networks & Communications at Trinity College, was recently announced as one of five recipients of funding for the STEAM Art Collaboration project by Science Foundation Ireland and the Arts Council. The project pairs

Data centres and the environmental impact of our online world

Although online communication and data storage is better environmentally than its paper alternative, Aoife Kiernan outlines that data centres and internet usage still use a huge amount of resources

As we move to an increasingly online life, the environmental impact of increased internet usage often goes unnoticed. We use our laptops and phones, connected wirelessly to the internet with such ease, often not realising the large amount of infrastructure

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

The coffee conundrum

Extensive research shows that caffeine is detrimental on marine life

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are likely mindful of the effects of single-use plastics on our oceans, bringing us to the age of KeepCups, metal straws, and funky Chilly flasks. However, it seems that the disposable cup

Sam, Trinity’s resident campus fox

An emblem of the continuous integration of biodiversity on campus, and an insight into the future of species mergence into urban environments

After College published the list of successfully nominated candidates for the upcoming Provost election, it’s apparent that for the first time in the college’s 429 year history the new face of TCD will be a woman. Over the past few