Dr Elizabeth Mathews

What or who inspired you to work in deaf education? When I was growing up in Co Monaghan, I saw a film in school called The Miracle Worker about Hel(...)

Prof Brian Corbett: “I am truly honoured to receive this recognition and humbled to join all the previous prestigious winners of the IOP Katharine Burr Blodgett Medal and Prize, which recognises the contribution to the application of physics in an industrial and commercial context.”  Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney

A world-leading researcher on use of light technologies known as photonics, Brian Corbett based at the Tyndall National Institute in UCC, has been awa(...)

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell says there were upsides to not winning the Nobel Prize – “Once you win a Nobel prize, you won’t get any other prize.”

When Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell “stumbled on something new” during her PhD studies at Cambridge University, she was about to make what the Royal Societ(...)

SFI director of science for society Ruth Freeman, SFI researcher of the year Kevin O’Connor and SFI director general Mark Ferguson. Photograph: Jason Clarke

From the bioeconomy to breast cancer, from the microbiome to mentoring, the Science Foundation Ireland Awards 2019 recognise a breadth of research ac(...)

The Hubble space telescope. Photograph: AP Photo/Nasa

One of the great surprises of 20th century science was Edwin Hubble’s discovery that the distant galaxies are rushing away from us at a speed proporti(...)

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(...)

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