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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

Important notice in relation to Covid-19

Monday, 4 January 2021

Academy House is closed for the moment. Our online bookshop is open but please expect significant delays in shipping orders. Most services will continue to be delivered remotely during this period. We thank you for your...

Library, Publications, Membership, Grants and Awards

Call for nominations: Sustainable Health Equity Movement

Monday, 4 January 2021

The IAP is now calling for nominations of experts to serve on the Sustainable Health Equity Movement Steering Committee.

Policy and International Relations

Call for Experts: ‘‘Regenerative Agriculture‘‘

Monday, 4 January 2021

EASAC are seeking nominations of experts for the new ''Regenerative Agriculture“ project.

Policy and International Relations

The art of prayer: A codicological analysis of two Academy manuscripts

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Latest Library Blog post. A look at two beautiful manuscripts at the end of a very strange year. We wish you all a safe and healthy New Year. 

Library, Library Blog

Nollaig Shona Duit

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

The last episode of Spreading the Words is appropriately dedicated to Christmas.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Aidan Clarke 1933-2020

Monday, 21 December 2020

The death has been announced of Aidan Clarke, one of Ireland’s leading historians, Fellow Emeritus at Trinity College Dublin and a former President of the Royal Irish Academy. 


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

'Snap That' Online Photo Exhibition

Friday, 18 December 2020

View the 'Snap That' online photography and caption exhibition of life through the lens of Ireland’s 18- to 25-year-olds

Digital Repository of Ireland, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee

COVID-19 vaccine safety with Luke O’Neill, MRIA

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Luke O'Neill, MRIA speaks to Dick Ahlstrom, in the first episode of our new Vaccine podcast series, about the first COVID-19 vaccine given on the Island of Ireland, why this is such exciting news and...

Science Committees, Life and Medical Sciences Committee


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