Francis Crick

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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(...)

Charles Darwin was 40 by the time he was ready to publish ‘On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection’. Photograph: Richard Milner Archive

From which generation do the best ideas come from: the young or the old? Are older people more innovative or do younger generations lay claim to this (...)

Dr Phyllis Clinch (1901-1984) developed virus-free potatoes and was  the first woman to receive the Boyle Medal in 1961

Ever felt tired of putting up with something that just feels plain wrong? Noticing that the august halls of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) were hung (...)

Prof Watson has proven a controversial figure in the world of science and beyond. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Two members of the governing body of University College Cork have criticised the decision by university management to honour controversial Nobel laur(...)

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