Original painting by Sophie McKay Knight, with imagery contributed by women scientists from the University of St Andrews – part of the Chrysalis project coordinated by Mhairi Stewart.

“Why are women bad at maths?” You might remember that corny joke that did the rounds donkeys of years ago. You might even remember its punchline. It t(...)

“When were atoms first discovered?” I was recently asked. The question often comes up at this time of year, as our students embark on their first cour(...)

It is remarkable that until now, Ireland has not had a children’s science centre. Photo: iStock

Imagine the BT Young Scientist for 365 days of the year! Imagine a science centre for young people where they could interact with state-of-the-art exh(...)

Two questions on light in the physics exam caused surprise among some students. Photo: iStock

Teachers have highlighted the importance of students covering the entire physics course during their revision following a paper described as very fair(...)

Science Foundation Ireland director of strategy and communications Dr Ruth Freeman: “It’s not about pushing all students into Stem.”

The deadline for Central Applications Office applications is 5:15pm today, with students having a further four weeks to amend their course choices sho(...)

New member of the Irish Times Trust, Dr John Hegarty. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Dr John Hegarty has been appointed to The Irish Times Trust CLG. A former provost and now Fellow Emeritus of Trinity College Dublin, he previously s(...)

The European Southern Observatory  provides astronomers with state-of-the-art research facilities and access to the southern sky. Photograph: Martin Bernetti

Ireland is to join the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in 2018 following an increased capital budget allocation for the Department of Business, En(...)

NUI Galway physicist Dr Jessamyn Fairfield had just completed a two-week residency in the Arctic Circle when she heard of her award. Photograph: Jessamyn Fairfield

To double up as a nanoscientist and a comedian using physics to prompt a laugh or two is quite a feat. For it to be recognised by the Institute of Phy(...)

Bobbie Culleton, left (11) and Amy McDonnell (12), from Kilraine National School, Co Wexford, with their Lie Detector machine at the BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition at the RDS Primary Science Fair. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

At the beginning of every year we celebrate science through the young students whose ideas and projects are proudly displayed at the BT Young Scientis(...)

Students at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A number of special awards were announced at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition on Friday. Science for Development Award (Worldwise glo(...)

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