Tag: Irish inspiration

Irish Inspiration series – Maude Jane Delap

By Donal Griffin @donalgriffin88   Fortunately for this mini blog series, Irish inspiration in the form of famous or even forgotten scientists and pioneers is not lacking. Suitable candidates from every scientific field abound, from Antarctic exploration, to transatlantic communication to… jellyfish. In the spirit of #Internationaldayofthegirl which passed recently,  I will summarise an excerpt […]

Irish inspiration series #2 : Lord Kelvin

By Donal Griffin   The rapid sequel (cough) in the ‘Irish Inspiration’ series is here. The first edition detailed the accomplished, yet widely unrecognised heroics of Tom Crean, the Antarctic explorer (https://blogs.qub.ac.uk/qubio/2016/02/19/irish-inspiration-thomas-crean-antarctic-explorer/). However, as ‘Irish’ in this context should read, ‘Island of Ireland’, I go from humble Kerryman to Belfast born William Thomson, aka, Lord […]