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9 January 2013: FETAC Entry Routes to DN200 Science and DN201 Computer Science
This event will include a talk by Professor Peter Duffy on the FETAC entry routes to UCD Science DN200 and Computer Science DN201. Registration is required. >> Booking & more information
Nature and computers may not be the most obvious of bedfellows, but by combining processes from the natural world and the power of software, Dr Michael O'Neill is developing elegant and practical solutions to real-world issues... (Posted: 06 December 2013)
A number of UCD physics undergraduates were accepted as interns by international research institutes in The Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain over the summer of 2013. This article is a report from them on their work and experience of an international research internship project... (Posted: 21 November 2013)
Much of what we see of animals in the fossil record is the hard stuff: the bones, teeth and shells. That can tell us something about where the animals came from. If we knew about the softer materials we could learn so much more. Dr Patrick Orr looks for those instances when the flesh, marrow or feathers have been preserved for millions of years... (Posted: 22 October 2013)
The official opening of phase 2 of the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science at University College Dublin by the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD represents a quantum leap forward in terms of scale and ambition... (Posted: 22 October 2013)
Long-time partners, Inland Fisheries Ireland and UCD sign MOU
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and University College Dublin (UCD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) expressing their commitment to a continued rich and productive liaison in research.... (Posted: 14 October 2013)
Precise to a fault - mapping conduits to underground resources
Terra firma - we refer to it as a reassuring place to be, but in truth some parts of the Earth’s surface are anything but stable. Pressure builds up in the outer layers of rock that envelope the planet, and when it releases, the resulting cracks, or faults, displace layers of that rock. The immediate effect can be an earthquake, explains Professor John Walsh... (Posted: 03 October 2013)
When two (or more) voices join as one
What happens when we speak in unison with others? What’s different about ‘joint speech’ compared to the more common ‘one talks and one listens’ dynamic? And why would we want to speak in chorus anyway? Those are some of the questions exercising cognitive scientist Dr Fred Cummins, a Senior Lecturer at UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics... (Posted: 24 September 2013)
On Call for the Universe
Doctors, vets and rescue workers are often on call for emergencies, keeping an ear out for the alert that they are needed. But how about being on call for the Universe? Dr Sheila McBreen’s work tracking massive ‘gamma-ray bursts’ from distant galaxies can mean dropping everything at a moment’s notice, day or night, to follow an event... (Posted: 19 July 2013)
Large earthquakes and devastating hurricanes are thankfully relatively rare events. But understanding more about the maths behind such extreme events could help to improve how we can predict them. Dr Miguel D. Bustamante is looking at the maths behind low-probability events using the model of colliding vortices in fluids...
On Thursday, 11 April 2013 a ceremony for the UCD College of Science Undergraduate Awards was held in Science Centre South. Over 50 students, their parents and friends celebrated with staff from the UCD College of Science...
On Tuesday 20 November 2012 the UCD College of Science welcomed academics, funding agency representatives and members of the public to the launch of the UCD Science Research Showcase. This publication aims to engage with a wider audience by sharing some highlights of work undertaken in the College.