THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

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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Alan Smeaton, MRIA: Computer Scientist

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Professor Smeaton’s current research focus is on the relationship between human memory and information finding.

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

100th anniversary of the Partition of Ireland

Friday, 5 February 2021

This QUB series of public talks which is supported by the UK and Irish governments, and by the Royal Irish Academy and the British Academy.

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Richard English, MRIA: Politics

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Professor English’s current research focuses on terrorism, counter-terrorism and the mutually shaping relationship between them.

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Stefano Sanvito, MRIA: Computational Materials Scientist

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Professor Sanvito’s research focuses on developing computational methods for materials science, and on the use of these methods to discover new materials for specific applications.

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Christmas Opening Hours

Friday, 18 December 2020

Wishing all our members and friends a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

Library, Publications, Membership, Public Engagement

Richard Reilly, MRIA: Neuroscientist

Monday, 7 December 2020

Professor Reilly's career has been driven by his fascination with neurology coupled with his original background in electronic engineering to the emerging field of neuroscience to explore issues of clinical...

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Late Late Toy Show 2020

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Tune into this year's Late Late Toy Show to see Academy House in a new light as the RTE team used it as a backdrop for this book themed extravaganza.

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Watch 'Astronomy and Poetry' Discourse

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

You can now watch the recent Academy Discourse by Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Hon. MRIA which was sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP.

Membership, Public Engagement, Discourse Series

John Bell Day Lecture 2020

Monday, 9 November 2020

Watch Eminent physicist, Professor Vlatko Vedral FInstP, Professor of Quantum Information Science at University of Oxford who gave the 2020 John Bell Day lecture on 'Quantum Reality'.

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Hamilton Day 2020 Review

Friday, 23 October 2020

Professor Terence Tao, UCLA, delivered the Royal Irish Academy's 2020 Hamilton Lecture on the topic ‘The Cosmic Distance Ladder’

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Grants and Awards, Public Engagement, Hamilton Day, Masterclass Series

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