Irish Research Council launches “Discovery Ireland” as part of #LoveIrishResearch initiative

The first publication produced as part of the #LoveIrishResearch initiative was unveiled today: “Discovery Ireland”, a book exploring the role of discovery research, celebrating the achievements of great Irish scientists, and highlighting the fundamental research currently underway in Ireland.

Contemporary case studies included in the book range from research on how solar storms on the sun disrupt communications networks on earth, to how cells die and the implications for resistant cancers where the normal cell death process is disrupted and cancer cells continue to grow.

“Discovery Ireland” is dedicated to Professor Ernest T.S. Walton, who won the Nobel Prize for Physics (with Sir John Cockcroft) in 1951 for pioneering work on the transmutation of atomic nuclei by artificially accelerated atomic particles. 

Appropriately, the launch of the book took place at the Fitzgerald Building in Trinity College Dublin where Walton worked and researched during his time as the Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy.

“Discovery Ireland” is available to download electronically below and hard copies are available on request.

Pictured: Damien English TD, Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, and Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, Chair of the Irish Research Council.