Phillips’s simulation of a developing unstable wave in the atmosphere. While  at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton he made the first computer simulation of the global climate

Today we benefit greatly from accurate weather forecasts. These are the outcome of a long struggle to advance the science of meteorology. One of the m(...)

An undated portrait of German mathematician Bernhard Riemann (1826-1866). Riemann established the foundations of modern differential geometry and, in 1859, formulated the hypothesis that bears his name.  Photograph: Bettmann/Getty Images

A major mathematical result has been announced by British-Lebanese mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah. In a talk at the 6th Heidelberg Laureate Forum in(...)

Ulam played a seminal role in the development of the H-bomb

Stanislaw Ulam, born in Poland in 1909, was a key member of the remarkable Lvov School of Mathematics, which flourished in that city between the two w(...)

Electrolysis: Researchers at Trinity have found that  something unexpected   happens when you take a  really close look –  tiny bubbles   form  that have surprising properties. Illustration: Woodcut engraving (1877)/Getty

A remarkable discovery was made in a laboratory at Trinity College Dublin about a year ago, one that may change all our lives in the future. Or maybe (...)

Walter Heitler: a former professor at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

When Éamon de Valera created the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) 75 years ago on this day in 1940, he was accused of doing so as a van(...)

Prof Freeman Dyson: ‘Science is what we did for fun in our own spare time rather than being taught’

Computer-based artificial intelligence has promised much but delivered relatively little given all the research that has gone into it. The reason for (...)

Mathematician Robert Langlands

Mathematics expands! Results once proven to be true remain forever true. They are not displaced by subsequent results, but absorbed in an ever- gro(...)