Dr Conor Brennan, associate professor, Dublin City University School of Electronic Engineering.

The research in your lab looks to control electromagnetic radiation. That sounds ambitious, can you explain? “Electromagnetic or EM radiation exists (...)

Dr Garret A Fitzgerald: “Now that the Dublin skyline is crowded with cranes again, I’d love to see an initiative to foster and support the hard sciences.”

Garret, you have won lots of awards for your work as a physician and scientist, and you will soon be inducted into the Italian and German academies of(...)

Dr Sheila McBreen: “We have physicists and engineers and mathematicians and it’s a student-led project, which is really exciting.”

Sheila, you are interested in big explosions in space. Tell us more “I work on gamma-ray bursts, which are big releases of energy. They usually happen(...)

From left: Dr Sheila Donegan, co-founder of Maths Week, Margie McCarthy, head of Education and Public Engagement, Science Foundation Ireland, and Aislinn Bueno (11) from Scoil Chaoimhín Primary School, Marlborough Street, Dublin, at the launch of Maths Week 2018. Photograph: Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

Maths is everywhere, and this year’s Maths Week (commencing on Saturday, October 13th) will encourage us all to become more comfortable with its every(...)

Aina Andreu, from Barcelona, looking at the stars during the Global Star Count in Orion at Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork. CIT Blackrock Castle will host an open night where you can learn about Martian exploration and, if weather permits, there will be stargazing during Space Week 2018. Photograph: Miki Barlok

Is there life on other planets? How is the space industry changing? And how can we all gain a deeper understanding of the shared heritage that is spac(...)

Demonstrating the benefits of perspex: young scientists at an event to promote Cork Discovers.

Have you ever wondered what kinds of bacteria live in your mouth? Would you like to know how nanotechnology can help to conserve works of art? How abo(...)

Dr Annie Curtis: getting results keeps her ticking along with her research

Annie, you are interested in what makes our body clocks tick. Can you explain? “Each of us is a collection of clocks, we have a timing mechanism (...)

The science centre in Seattle, one of the many scientific attractions in Washington State.

As home to Microsoft, Amazon and the aeronautic giant Boeing, the state of Washington in the US is firmly on the map for technology and engineering. W(...)

A fossil seedfern leaf which is 200 million years old. Photograph: Mark Widhalm, Field Museum Chicago

What can we learn from fossil plants and pollen? Plenty, it turns out, including how the Earth “greened” and how plants survived past periods of clima(...)

Dr Francesco Pilla: “I try to get a broad perspective on how cities work, why they produce pollution and what to do about it.” Photograph:   Paul Sharp/Sharp Pix

Dr Francesco Pilla, assistant professor at UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy Your research focuses on the environment, (...)

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