Academy in the News

My Education Week by Luke Drury

 

news 18 April 20124:06

HOLY THURSDAY

A beautiful sunny day and, thankfully, a bit milder; a very pleasant walk from Grand Canal Dock Dart station and the impressive new Google building to Burlington Road. My life is a bit complicated, because I have to juggle two jobs. My principal job is as a theoretical astrophysicist and director of the School of Cosmic Physics at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS), but I have also been elected as president of the Royal Irish Academy for 2011-2013. The presidency, like all the officer positions in the academy, is purely honorary, but it is very rewarding in other ways. I find it a real pleasure to have a chance to contribute to such a broad range of projects and disciplines....Click here to read more

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