Dr Diarmuid Torney: ‘I stopped eating meat, I try to avoid buying plastic and I try to buy local food wherever possible’

You work on policy and law related to climate change. What sparked your interest in this area? “It was when I was at the University of Oxford looking (...)

Storm Ophelia over Ireland: ‘In every weather forecast, in every climate model, somewhere deep down in the code the fundamentals of that are the Navier-Stokes equations. They underpin everything.’

George Gabriel Stokes was born in Sligo 200 years ago, but his influence is still writ large across science and technology today. In fact, it felt a l(...)

Prof James Gleeson, department of mathematics and statistics, University of Limerick: ‘I wish that more people understood that mathematics is everywhere.’

James, you are a mathematician at the University of Limerick, and you co-direct MACSI to solve problems for industry. How does that work? “MACSI, or (...)

Dr Lynette Keeney, staff researcher, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork

Lynette, you work in materials science. Can you explain what that field is? “Materials science is about looking at physical materials, and that includ(...)

‘Bats use their senses in intriguing ways,’ says  Emma Teeling. ‘They echolocate and contrary to popular belief they are far from blind; in fact, some have really good vision’.

Emma, you work on bats, creatures that many people would run from. Why do you like them? “I think people would like bats a lot more if they saw them (...)

Dr Ivana Dusparic, Ussher assistant Professor in Future Cities and the Internet of Things, TCD

We hear a lot about how connected devices can support smarter cities. What are you working on? “I look at how to co-ordinate connected devices using (...)

The Festival of Curiosity takes place from July 18th to 21st. Photograph: Vincent McCarthy

If you were going to put on a festival about curiosity and exploration, when better to do it than around the 50th anniversary of the first moonwalk? “(...)

Dr Trish Morgan: “Even the phrase ‘the environment’ makes it sound like it is a thing, and we are not part of it”

You recently captured underwater sounds from the river Shannon. Tell us more “I wanted to record the underwater sounds of life in the Shannon. I cast(...)

Prof Jim McLaughlin

Jim you have recently been named a ‘Lifesaver’, what’s that about? “It’s part of the Universities UK’s MadeAtUni campaign, which shows the impact of (...)

Prof Wim Meijer: ‘The tools we have at our disposal now allow us to gain an unparalleled insight into whole ecosystems at a level of detail that was pure science fiction when I was a student’

What is your research about? “I am a microbiologist, and I work on a number of projects that look at animal health, infectious agents and water qualit(...)

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