Prof Turlough Downes, astrophysicist based at DCU, admits he knows little about epidemics but he has experience of working with challenging data.

Prof Turlough Downes usually applies his mathematical modelling skills to distant star systems, but he is now helping disease experts to model the cou(...)

Artist’s impression showing how    a very distant quasar powered by a supermassive black hole may look close up. Photograph: PA

The sequence of events leading to the creation of massive black holes in the universe has been discovered by astrophysicists including two researchers(...)

Last man on the moon: US astronaut Eugene Cernan, who died last week,   in 1972. Photograph: Nasa/EPA

The apparently positive relationship between US president Donald Trump and Russian premier Vladimir Putin could potentially herald an era of greater c(...)