Citizen science: The dawn of amateur scientific discovery

In the past, scientific research was pursued by the world’s trained scientists, with only a few exceptions. Jack Schofield discusses how nowadays all enthusiastic citizens can contribute to the frontiers of scientific research


Most of us are introduced to science at school as a rigid set of principles, equations and facts – laws that describe the world. Most of us don’t experience the process by which we construct these laws when studying science.


The first female director of CERN Dr Fabiola Giannoti visits Trinity

Katarzyna and Blaise describe Dr. Giannoti’s speech and question and answer session at the Philosophical Society.



Dr Giannoti is the incoming director of CERN. She is the previous spokesperson of ATLAS project at CERN that was involved in the 2012 discovery of the Higgs Boson. She will take over the post of director from January 1


Science News In Brief

Conor O’Donovan

Deputy Science Editor

Breakthrough in stem cell production

Japanese scientists have developed a novel and highly efficient method for generating induced pluripotent stem (iPS)-like cells from cells of various types, according to two joint papers recently published online …