The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

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15 April 2019

Global food and nutrition security: the role of innovation

This Academy Discourse by Professor Wayne Powell (SRUC), is part of a discourse series sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran.

Membership, Science Committees, Life and Health Sciences Committee, Discourse Series
25 September 2019

Building Labs for Interdisciplinary Science: Janelia Farm and BioFrontiers

Lunchtime Lecture with Nobel Laureate Thomas Cech, Director, BioFrontiers Institute

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee
28 June 2020

Nobel laureate William C. Campbell in conversation with Luke O'Neill and Claire O'Connell

William C. Campbell is Ireland's only Nobel Prize winner for Medicine. To mark his 90th birthday we discuss his life and career and the challenges that the world faces as it battles Covid-19.

Publications, Science Committees, Public Lecture
16 October 2020

Hamilton Lecture 2020: The Cosmic Distance Ladder

Join us online to watch Professor Terence Tao of University of California, Los Angeles deliver the Hamilton Lecture 2020.

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Hamilton Day
04 November 2020

John Bell Day Lecture 2020: Quantum Reality

Eminent physicist, Professor Vlatko Vedral FInstP, Professor of Quantum Information Science at University of Oxford will deliver the 2020 lecture

Science Committees, Public Lecture
25 February 2021

Achieving Ireland's climate action ambitions

This conference will showcase cutting-edge thinking on efficiency, decarbonisation and sustainability in electricity, transport and heating.

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee
04 March 2021

Academy Discourse: AI through the looking glass

Dame Wendy Hall will discuss AI and ethics with Barry O’Sullivan, MRIA in this conversational style Discourse.

Science Committees, Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee, Discourse Series
15 April 2021

The role of Irish Bioethics: (re)building trust and reasonable discourse in medicine, science and technology

RIA Life and Medical Sciences Symposium on the need for a sustainable framework in Ireland for deliberating on bioethical responses.

Science Committees, Life and Health Sciences Committee
03 June 2021

Better together: knowledge co-production for a sustainable society

Symposium exploring how the Irish research system can increase the impact of sustainability research through co-production of knowledge.

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee
15 October 2021

Hamilton Lecture 2021: Glimpses into Hyperbolic geometry

Join us to watch Caroline Series, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick present the 2021 Hamilton Lecture.

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Hamilton Day