Francis Crick

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Dr Eucharia Meehan, chief executive and registrar of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, at the  launch of  a year-long programme of events to mark 80 years of discovery at the Institute. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is marking its unique mission and legacy of ground-breaking discoveries with a week of online events culm(...)

 Robert Ballagh in his studio in  Arbour Hill, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

At 77, Robert Ballagh, one of Ireland’s most successful and controversial artists is still painting away at his studio on Arbour Hill in Stoneybatter.(...)

Francis Crick and James Watson made the greatest biological discovery of the 20th century when they solved the structure of DNA.  Photograph: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives/The New York Times

Everyone has heard of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Today I present my verdict on seven wonder discoveries in biological research, listed in(...)

James D Watson pictured in Dublin in 2013.Photograph: Alan Betson

University College Cork staff have welcomed the decision by the university authorities to remove the name of American geneticist and Nobel Prize winne(...)

 American molecular biologist and  co-discoverer of the structure of DNA James Watson: Trump has not been good for science. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is clear that the pursuit of greatness has driven James Watson throughout his remarkable life. It was an essential motivator in his part in the di(...)

TCD chancellor and former president Mary Robinson said Schrödinger inspired generations of scientists.

Some of the world’s leading scientists who have gathered in Dublin to consider issues of immense importance such as “what is life?” and “the future of(...)

Theoretical physicist Erwin Schrödinger who ventured into biology to ask the question, ‘What is Life?’ in a series of lectures in TCD during 1943. Photo: Getty Images.

Some of the world’s leading scientists in biology and medicine are gathering in Dublin this week to work on unfinished business in determining “What i(...)

  Ruairí Ó Cuív, grandson of Éamon de Valera with Prof Terence Rudolph, grandson of Erwin Schrödinger at an event to remember Prof Rudolph’s  grandfather,  Nobel prizewinner Erwin Schrödinger, at the Little Museum of Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A short letter written by Francis Crick, who discovered the structure of DNA with James Watson, delivered to a house in Clontarf, Dublin, in August 19(...)

Rosalind Franklin in 1950. She, like Crick, had realised that DNA had a double helix structure. Photograph: Vittoria Luzzati/NPG

When Barack Obama used a model of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in his 2016 State of the Union Address to introduce the concept of “Precision Medicine a(...)

Erwin Schrödinger came to Ireland in September 1939 as a refugee who travelled across England to Dublin.

The title of the lecture “What is Life?”, was disarming in its simplicity but it was to prove to be profound in its impact. Austrian physicist Erwin S(...)

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