‘I would like to see the Berlin Wall between science and poetry demolished,’ says physicist and poet Dr Iggy McGovern

About 55,000 students will do the Leaving Cert next month. For many, it’ll be the last time they set eyes on poetry. Do you blame them?Education is of(...)

A proton-proton collision at the Cern particle collider. John Bell had a stellar physics career at the physics research centre and laboratory in Geneva, where he was officially focused on particle physics. Photograph: AP Photo/Cern

The island of Ireland might be known, to those wearing emerald-tinted glasses, as the land of saints and scholars, but isn’t it curious that in the(...)

Included in Vue is ‘Facing North III (summer version)’ by Oliver Comerford, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

It’s only a slight exaggeration to say that art fairs have quietly taken over the art world. Commercial galleries, even those in prime internationa(...)

Cédric Villani: “This will be an opportunity to elaborate on the power of mathematics to access otherwise inaccessible scales.” Photograph: Sebastian Godefroy

Mathematics can help us see the invisible and imagine the incomprehensible. It can help us in a theoretical sense but also in everyday practical th(...)

William Rowan Hamilton

Dublin’s new Rosie Hackett Bridge opens later this month, and there are now calls to name Cork Airport after Rory Gallagher. So isn’t it about time we(...)

Sir William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865). Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A trip down Hamilton’s mathematical memory laneSometimes a short stroll in the autumn sunshine can be highly educational. A walk along the Royal Canal(...)

Quessia Dessaless from Rutland National School, Dublin, with a maze illustrating the concept of probability. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

With the new school year beginning, teachers are looking for opportunities to enrich the education of their pupils. Next month the eighth annual Maths(...)

Irish mathematician William Rowan Hamilton

Sometimes inspiration can strike suddenly. On October 16th, 1843, while walking along the Royal Canal from Dunsink Observatory to the Royal Irish Acad(...)

Mark Post, a Dutch scientist, with the world’s first beef burger created from stem cells harvested from a living cow

Earlier this week a lab-grown “cultured” beef burger was cooked and eaten at a press conference in London. The proof-of-concept patty, which reportedl(...)

Sir William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865), an Irish mathematician and inventor of quarternions. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The power of mathematics is astonishing. Time and again, mathematical theories developed without any application in mind have later proved ideal for s(...)