Jocelyn Bell

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Prof Peter Gallagher watches on as guest of honour astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell admires Lord Rosse’s tie – inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night, which drew inspiration from the galaxies discovered using the giant telescope at Birr Castle in the 19th century. Photograph: Jeff Harvey

The Low Frequency Array radio telescope at Birr Castle, known as I-LOFAR, has contributed significantly to international space research since it was i(...)

New RIA members (from left): Nobel Laureate John O’Keefe, Olivia O’Leary and Diarmaid Ferriter. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) is to establish a new academy for Ireland’s leading young researchers in the sciences and humanities. It will provide (...)

Laura Katharine Finnegan, a PhD student in Trinity College: winner of overall award commemorating the science journalist and author Mary Mulvihill who died in 2015. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A story for young people about famous Irish scientists, complete with superb portraits, has won the Mary Mulvihill Award for 2019 – the science media (...)

Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

On a tour of Ireland, one might easily ask: where are the women? There are statues to a few (we counted just five), a smattering of commemorative plaq(...)

Original painting by Sophie McKay Knight, with imagery contributed by women scientists from the University of St Andrews – part of the Chrysalis project coordinated by Mhairi Stewart.

“Why are women bad at maths?” You might remember that corny joke that did the rounds donkeys of years ago. You might even remember its punchline. It t(...)

Adam Kelly from Skerries Community College is announced winner of the 2019 BT Young Scientist of the Year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The 2019 winner of BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSE) Adam Kelly (17), a pupil at Skerries Community College, has suggested he may(...)

Religious writer Thomas Merton, pictured in the late 1930s. File photograph: Getty Images

Fifty years ago next Monday, Thomas Merton was found dead in his room near Bangkok, where he had been the main speaker at an international monastic co(...)

Jocelyn Bell Burnell is popularly known for being denied a share in the 1974 Nobel Prize for physics: ‘I have had so many prizes … that actually I think I have had far more fun than if I’d got a Nobel Prize, which is a bit flash-in-the-pan.’

While gender imbalance continues in astronomy and astrophysics, some remarkable Irishwomen have strategically navigated the male-dominated scientific (...)

 Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) environmental science student Katie Carbonara, award winner.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A paper examining why mistruth around science is so rampant at a time of extraordinary scientific achievement has won the 2018 Mary Mulvihill Award. T(...)

Intel vice president Margaret Burgraff will be among those who will speak at the three-day sci-tech festival Inspirefest

A new international three-day sci-tech festival is taking place in Dublin this week, with the aim of showcasing diversity and leadership in science, t(...)

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