Business, Enterprise and Innovation Committee to discuss Irish membership of CERN

Posted in Research on October 11th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Ireland’s potential membership of CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, will be discussed on Tuesday, Oct 16, at the Joint Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation …” (more)

[Houses of the Oireachtas, 11 October]

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Gender-bias in Academia: The Case Strumia

Posted in Governance and administration on October 5th, 2018 by steve

“Dr Alessandro Strumia is a physicist working at CERN, where he is Principal Investigator of an ERC Advanced research grant on the topic ‘Understanding the mass scales in nature’, ie, he spends your tax money on the kind of research that I criticize in my book. He also recently published an analysis of publication and citation-rates in his field …” (more)

[Sabine Hossenfelder, Backreaction, 5 October]

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‘Physics built by men’: CERN suspends scientist over ‘offensive’ address

Posted in Governance and administration on October 1st, 2018 by steve

“Europe’s physics lab CERN has suspended a scientist over a lecture that suggested physics was ‘built by men’ and accused women of demanding specialist jobs without suitable qualifications …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 1 October]

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Cern membership ‘vital for Irish universities’

Posted in Research on September 29th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Ireland must apply for membership of the world-renowned European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) in order to combat the effect of Brexit and boost university rankings. That is according to Cork senator Colm Burke as the campaign to join Cern gains momentum, after Ireland recently became a member of the European Space Observatory …” (more)

[Pádraig Hoare, Irish Examiner, 29 September]

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Lawless urges Government to commit to CERN membership

Posted in Research on July 30th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Science, Technology, Research and Development James Lawless TD has called on the Government to begin the process of joining CERN. Deputy Lawless made the comments after meeting with CERN Professor Emmanuel Tsesmelis in Dublin earlier today …” (more)

[Fianna Fáil, 30 July]

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Why is Ireland not a member of Cern?

Posted in Research on June 14th, 2018 by steve

“Actions speak louder than words. Despite all the parroting about the knowledge economy, Ireland remains outside the premier particle physics lab in the world, Cern; the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. The vast majority of EU countries are members of this scientific organisation, which asks the big questions such as, what is our universe made up of? …” (more)

[Anthony King, Irish Times, 14 June]

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Government should commit to joining CERN and ESO – Lawless

Posted in Research on October 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Science, Technology, Research and Development James Lawless TD has called on the Government to commit to joining the European Organization for Nuclear Research and European Southern Observatory. Deputy Lawless pointed out that membership of these organisations offers enormous benefits to Ireland …” (more)

[Fianna Fáil, 4 October]

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Ireland Should Jump at the Opportunity to Join CERN

Posted in Research on September 4th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“With an increasing number of people and organisations joining the call for Ireland to become members of CERN, it is surprising how little enthusiasm has been shown by the government for membership of the illustrious group …” (more)

[University Times, 3 September]

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Science teachers call for Ireland to join Cern

Posted in Research on September 2nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“It is ‘high time’ Ireland joins the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern), a body representing science teachers in Ireland has said. The Irish Science Teachers Association (ISTA) said Ireland’s presence in Cern would allow researchers to achieve similar discoveries that had changed the face of science and medicine …” (more)

[Pádraig Hoare, Irish Examiner, 2 Setpember]

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Lawless urges Minister to bring CERN talks to Cabinet

Posted in Research on August 22nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Science, Technology, Research & Development James Lawless TD has urged Minister Francis Fitzgerald to accelerate the process of Ireland joining CERN. Membership of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) has major benefits for the research and development sector in Ireland yet no progress has been made by the Government in joining the organisation …” (more)

[Fianna Fáil, 22 August]

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Ireland ‘missing out’ by not joining Cern

Posted in Research on August 22nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“There are growing calls for Ireland to join the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) in order to capitalise on €300m worth of commercial projects as well as encouraging more Irish students to enter the scientific field …” (more)

[Pádraig Hoare, Irish Examiner, 22 August]

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Ireland and nuclear research

Posted in Research on August 19th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – Kevin O’Sullivan’s report on Senator Colm Burke’s discussion on the question of Ireland’s membership of Cern (European Organisation for Nuclear Research ) with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar reflects a campaign that has run for over five decades …” (more)

[Denis O’Sullivan, Irish Times, 19 August]

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Failure to join CERN means State ‘losing out’ on research contracts

Posted in Research on August 15th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Ireland is losing out on major research contracts by not being a member of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke has claimed. CERN is the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. It operates particle accelerators including the famous Large Hadron Collider …” (more)

[Kevin O’Sullivan, Irish Times, 15 August]

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Ireland could join CERN by 2018 – Gianotti

Posted in Research on October 28th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Director General of the European particle physics centre, CERN, has said Ireland could become an associate member of the organisation by around 2018. Dr Fabiola Gianotti was speaking following a meeting in Dublin with the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation around progressing options for Ireland’s membership of the body …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 27 October]

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Greater participation in science projects is crucial

Posted in Research on February 15th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The scientific world is all aflutter with the announcement last week of the discovery of something called a ‘gravitational wave’. There are lots of reasons why this is huge for those who want to know more about the Big Bang and what happened after …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 15 February]

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Science strategy promises more funding

Posted in Research on December 9th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Government’s new science strategy will help bring full employment and a sustainable economy, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. ‘Innovation 2020 is a fundamental part of our plan to keep the recovery going’, he said …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 9 December]

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Government plans for €5bn spend on scientific research

Posted in Research on December 8th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Government will today reveal a €5 billion spending programme which will see the numbers involved in scientific research and development (R&D) activities rise from 25,000 to 40,000 over the next five years …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 8 December]

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US and European Scientists Sign Cooperation Pact

Posted in Research on May 8th, 2015 by steve

International“Laying the groundwork for what they said would be a new era of scientific cooperation, leaders of European and American particle physics initiatives signed an agreement at a White House ceremony on Thursday to share the spoils of their research in the coming decades …” (more)

[Dennis Overbye, New York Times, 7 May]

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International research: if you’re not in you can’t win

Posted in Research on April 20th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The International Research Organisation review panel is considering if Ireland should stump up cash to join research bodies. Most times a deal too good to be true really is and can be dismissed. But every now and then a good deal genuinely is a good deal and should be grabbed with both hand …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 20 April]

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Ireland must join CERN – for our economy and our future

Posted in Research on April 10th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Now that CERN’s Large Hadron Collider has started up again to try unlock more mysteries of the universe it is past the time that Ireland joined the scientific community. Excluding Luxembourg, we are the only western EU country not to be in CERN …” (more)

[Colm Quinn, TheJournal.ie, 10 April]

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