NUI Galway physicist Dr Jessamyn Fairfield had just completed a two-week residency in the Arctic Circle when she heard of her award. Photograph: Jessamyn Fairfield

To double up as a nanoscientist and a comedian using physics to prompt a laugh or two is quite a feat. For it to be recognised by the Institute of Phy(...)

You are a comedian and a scientist. That’s a funny combination. I see what you did there. I think comedy and science have a lot in common. For one, th(...)