Seamus Davis

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Prof Mark Ferguson, director general of Science Foundation Ireland: SFI has been involved in attracting  some of the most brilliant quantum scientists in the world to work here. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

We are now standing on the threshold of what is being called the quantum revolution and Ireland is well placed to lead it, according to Science Founda(...)

IBM Research director Dario Gil with the Q System One computer at the company’s research facility in Yorktown Heights in New York.

Henry Ford reputedly said that if he had asked people what they wanted, they’d have chosen faster horses, not cars. In the past two decades, we sought(...)

Professor Séamus Davis has generated numerous advaces through his work in visualising electronic quantum matter at the atomic scale.

Prof Séamus Davis has been awarded an international prize for his contributions to quantum physics. The Olli V Lounasmaa Memorial Prize for 2020 was a(...)

Dr Mary Canning, President of th Royal Irish Academy. Photograph: Johnny Bambury.

The setting up of an independent network of scientific advisers is needed to advise government “on the formidable scientific challenges facing Ireland(...)

Prof Mark Ferguson, director general of Science Foundation Ireland. Photograph:  Jason Clarke Photography.

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has significantly increased the economic return it generates from public funding, according to its latest annual repo(...)

Dr Sinead McParland of Teagasc is to develop tools to help identify the most efficient cows in the national herd. Photograph: Getty Images

A total of 20 early-stage scientists are to benefit from Government funding totalling €10.8 million to pursue cutting-edge research in Ireland. Their (...)

Prof Séamus Davis graduated with  a BSc in Physics at UCC in 1983 and has since gone on to become a leading global figure in the field of quantum matter. Photograph: Clare Keogh

The first in a series of world-class academic appointments aimed at capitalising on Brexit and uncertainty in the US is to be announced on Wednesday. (...)

Quantum computing takes advantage of the ability of subatomic particles to exist in more than one state at any time. Image: iStock

One of the world’s leading physicists has warned Ireland risks falling behind other countries and losing its international reputation as a high-tech l(...)

Prof Séamus Davis of Cornell University.

The search for the superconductor of the future has taken a significant step forward following a breakthrough by six research teams in the US and Euro(...)