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(...)

Annie Maunder: faced barriers because of her gender

Trinity College Dublin has elected Linda Doyle as its new provost; after almost 430 years, Ireland’s oldest educational establishment will have its fi(...)

‘Between water and clouds’, woodcut by Jelena Sredanovic

Galway International Arts Festival Festival Gallery, William St, and other venues, Galway Until July 28th giaf.ie **** It’s become the norm at the(...)

The results of experiments performed during the solar eclipse in May 1919 transformed Albert Einstein overnight into an iconic figure of science. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

This week, one of the most famous experiments of 20th century science will be celebrated at an international conference in Paris. On May 29th, 1919, t(...)

Jocelyn Bell Burnell is popularly known for being denied a share in the 1974 Nobel Prize for physics: ‘I have had so many prizes … that actually I think I have had far more fun than if I’d got a Nobel Prize, which is a bit flash-in-the-pan.’

While gender imbalance continues in astronomy and astrophysics, some remarkable Irishwomen have strategically navigated the male-dominated scientific (...)

Pope Francis. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

The recent visit of Pope Francis to Ireland, following so soon after the discovery of yet more horrific crimes committed by Catholic clergy against ch(...)

The blood moon rises behind the Saentis Alpstein, Canton of Appenzell, Switzerland, 27 july 2018. Photograph: Christian Merz/EPA.

A blood-red moon dazzled star gazers across much of the world on Friday when it moved into Earth’s shadow for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Ce(...)

Who was Robert Boyle  and why were his experiments so important in the development of the modern scientific method?

The importance of history as a core subject in school was recently articulated by Prof Diarmaid Ferriter in The Irish Times. Similar sentiments have b(...)

Cause for big debate: astronomers based in Western Australia detected a signal thought to represent the absorption of radiation by the very first stars when they formed many billions of years ago.

While many academics in Ireland and the UK were snowbound at home earlier this month, an intriguing controversy was breaking in the world of physics. (...)

 Art installation titled ‘climate refugees’, by Danish artist Jens Galschiot at the COP23  Conference in Bonn. Photograph: Patrik stollarz/AFP/Getty

An important international meeting about climate change took place in Bonn, Germany earlier this month. Attended by more than 10,000 delegates, it rec(...)

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