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Date Posted: 10 May 2019

From Lefto to Right: Patricia Kieran, Associate Professor and Senior Fellow in Teaching & Academic Development, School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering, UCD; Carla Naltchayan, Student Internship Manager, School of Science, UCD; Niamh O’Connell and Ruth Moore, both Sanofi Future Female Leaders Scholarship recipients and Ruth Beadle, Site Head, Sanofi Waterford (Pic: Colin Shanahan, Digicol)

Two high-achieving students from University College Dublin (UCD) have been awarded Sanofi Future Female Leader Scholarships by the global biopharmaceutical company who employ almost 800 people at their campus in Waterford. 

Ruth Moore, a Stage 2 BSc Physics student and Niamh O’Connell, a Stage 2 student on the Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering) were presented with their awards today (Fri, 10 May) at the facility in Waterford.  


Scientists once again seek help from the public to identify hundreds of thousands of ring patterns produced in the VERITAS cameras by muons to help distinguish them from the patterns produced by gamma rays, which the VERITAS telescopes are designed to detect. The classifications obtained from citizen scientists will be used to train machine-learning algorithms to improve the capability of computers to automatically distinguish between images created by muons and gamma rays.

Interested in participating? Go to the Muon Hunters Website.

UCD Contact: Associate Professor John Quinn, Spokesperson for the VERITAS Collaboration (Email: john.quinn@ucd.ie ; Web: https://astrophysics.ucd.ie)


Cancer Researchers at University College Dublin Lead Development of New Test to Detect Prostate Cancer

Cancer researchers at University College Dublin (UCD) have led the development of a new test which uses urine to detect prostate cancer, in research supported by the Irish Cancer Society. Read more...

Publication highlight: Dr Andrew Mitchell 

Journal reference: Science, 360, 1315 (2018)

An international team of physicists have developed a new kind of nanoelectronic circuit to study fascinating quantum mechanical effects which have never before been observed. The research, published recently in the journal Science, uncovers aspects of exotic 'quantum phase transitions', with state-of-the-art experimental results from the group of Prof Frederic Pierre of the CNRS in Paris matching beautifully with calculations from theoretical physicist Dr Andrew Mitchell of University College Dublin.

Read the full article "New electronic circuits probe quantum physics on the nanoscale" on the UCD School of Physics website. 

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