From left: Dr Sheila Donegan, co-founder of Maths Week, Margie McCarthy, head of Education and Public Engagement, Science Foundation Ireland, and Aislinn Bueno (11) from Scoil Chaoimhín Primary School, Marlborough Street, Dublin, at the launch of Maths Week 2018. Photograph: Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

Maths is everywhere, and this year’s Maths Week (commencing on Saturday, October 13th) will encourage us all to become more comfortable with its every(...)

Zara and Lorcan Schlindwein, working on IZAK9 on South King St/Grafton St in Dublin. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Shoppers on Grafton Street had a mathematical pop quiz sprung on them on Saturday, as the annual national maths festival kicked off in Dublin. Volunt(...)

Researchers test a robot for a US competition with a $2 million prize.  PHOTOGRAPH: CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES

John Breslin Engineer, senior lecturer in electronic engineering at NUI Galway, and researcher with the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. He (...)