Minister for Research Sean Sherlock has asked his department to carry out a review of Ireland's international engagement on research and innovation, with particular attention to the costs and benefits of joining CERN.
2014 has been declared the International Year of Crystallography (IYCr2014) by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Union of Crystallography.
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Congratulations to Paul Clarke from St Paul's College, Raheny, Dublin, on winning the BT Young Scientist & Technology Competition 2014. His teacher is Dr Brian Smyth, past Chair and current Treasurer of the Dublin Branch of ISTA. Co-incidently Paul also won the SciFest National Final this year.
Minister Seán Sherlock TD, Minister for Research and Innovation announced Ireland’s latest supercomputer called FIONN at the Dunsink Observatory in November. The name, chosen by Oscar O’Donoghue, a student from DCU CoderDojo, stems from Fionnachtana (Irish for Discovery) and Fionn mac Cumhaill.
AMBER launched NanoWOW for Primary School students, to introduce the world of nanoscience.