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Recent technical publications

O’Raifeartaigh, C. (2015). ‘A new perspective on Einstein’s philosophy of cosmology’. To be published in the book ‘The Philosophy of Cosmology: Foundations and Perspectives’ (Cambridge University Press). Physics ArXiv preprint at http://arxiv.org/abs/1504.02873

O’Raifeartaigh, C. and Mitton S. (2015). ‘A new perspective on steady-state cosmology: from Einstein to Hoyle’.To be published in the ‘Proceedings of the Inaugural Institute of Physics International Conference on the History of Physics’, Cambridge University Press. Physics ArXiv preprint at http://arxiv.org/abs/1506.01651

O’Raifeartaigh, C., M.O’Keeffe, W. Nahm and S. Mitton. (2015). ‘Einstein’s cosmology review of 1933: a new perspective on the Einstein-de Sitter model of the cosmos’. Accepted for publication in Eur. Phys. J. (H). Physics ArXiv preprint at http://arxiv.org/abs/1503.08029

O’Raifeartaigh, C., McCann, B., Nahm, W.,  and Mitton, S. (2014) ‘Einstein’s steady-state theory: an abandoned model of the cosmos’, Eur. Phys J. (H) 39 (3), pp. 215-232.  Physics ArXiv preprint at http://arxiv.org/abs/1402.0132

O’Raifeartaigh, C. and McCann, B. (2014) ‘Einstein’s cosmic model of 1931 revisited: an analysis and translation of a forgotten model of the universe’. Eur. Phys. J. (H) 39(1), pp. 63-85. Physics ArXiv preprint at http://arxiv.org/abs/1312.2192

O’Raifeartaigh, C. (2013) ‘The contribution of V.M. Slipher to the discovery of the expanding universe’. In ‘Origins of the Expanding Universe: 1912-1932′. (Eds. M. Way and D. Hunter). Ast. Soc. of the Pacific: Conference Series 471 pp. 49-61. Physics ArXiv preprint at http://arxiv.org/abs/1212.5499

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Other technical publications

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Newspaper articles

Ireland’s narrow research focus on commercial technology is short-sighted

Science Today, The Irish Times (29/04/2015) Pdf

Hawking film gripping despite a black hole or two 

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Science Today, The Irish Times (29/02/2015)Pdf

Einstein’s theory of relativity clashes with common sense

Science Today, The Irish Times (30/10/2014)

Fraudulent research results; how common are they?

Science Today, The Irish Times (31/07/2014)

All changed, changed utterly

Article on Leaving Cert mathematics, The Irish Times (10/06/2014)

Term is over so the research begins

Science Today, The Irish Times (29/05/2014)

Science isn’t swayed by the fashion of the age

Science Today, The Irish Times (30/01/2014)

A Nobel for Higgs

Science Today, The Irish Times (31/10/2013)

Earth burns as we chat about the weather

Science Today, The Irish Times (22/08/2013)

No relief as climate change accelerates

Science Today, The Irish Times (14/06/2013)

Labs, lectures and luring young people into science

My Education Week, The Irish Times, 14/05/2013

Why the big bang is a misnomer

Science Today, The Irish Times (31/01/2013)

Don’t expect an evolution in US climate change policy

Science Today, The Irish Times (29/11/2012)

Lost genius who merits a place on the podium

Science Today, The Irish Times (30/08/2012) (Pdf)

Science is for everyone (Pdf)

Think Tank: Ideas for the 21st Century,  The Sunday Times (04/08/2012)

A glimpse of the God particle

Science Today, The Irish Times (29/03/2012)

Verdict out on neutrino experiment 

Science Today, The Irish Times (28/12/2011)

Relativity passes dramatic satellite test

Science Today, The Irish Times (22/09/2011)

One of the great puzzles of science celebrates its centenary

Science Today, The Irish Times (31/03/2011)

Five steps to keep science straight on global warming

Science Today, The Irish Times (30/10/2010)

Should Literacy Include Science?

Science Today, The Irish Times (29/07/2010)

Fifty years of CERN

Science Today, The Irish Times (4/3/04)

Quantum leap into the future

Science Today, The Irish Times (6/2/03)

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An Irishman’s Diary  (The Irish Times)

Schrödinger and the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

An Irishman’s Diary, Op-ed page,  The Irish Times (09/07/2012)

John Tyndall and the greenhouse effect

An Irishman’s Diary, Op-ed page, The Irish Times (03/08/09)

The age of the earth

An Irishman’s Diary, Op-ed page, The Irish Times (12/5/07)

The Big Bang

An Irishman’s Diary, Op-ed page, The Irish Times (29/6/06)

Pierre Curie

An Irishman’s Diary, Op-ed page, The Irish Times (7/4/06)

Albert Einstein

An Irishman’s Diary, Op-ed page, The Irish Times (14/3/05)

Walter Heitler

An Irishman’s Diary, Op-ed page, The Irish Times (29/3/04)

Ernest Walton

An Irishman’s Diary, Op-ed page, The Irish Times (3/1/04)

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The Sunday Times

Think Tank: Ideas for the 21st Century,  The Sunday Times (04/08/2012)

Science is for everyone (Pdf)

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Book reviews

A century of general relativity (pdf)

Review of ‘The Perfect Theory’  by Pedro Ferreira  (Bantam Press, 2014) in Physics World (July 2014)

A strange cat in Dublin (pdf)

Review of ‘Erwin Schrödinger and the Quantum Revolution’  by John Gribbin  (Little Brown Press, 2012) in Physics World (November 2012)

Potshots from a Sceptical Scientist

Pdf

Review of ‘The Science Delusion’ by Rupert Sheldrake (Hodder & Stoughton) in The Irish Times (04/02/2012)

A Startling Vision of the Future 

Review of Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku (Doubleday) in The Irish Times (23/04/2011)

A Glimpse of the Future 

Review of ‘How It Ends’, by Chris Impey (Norton) in Physics World (December 2010)

A Dark Forecast of Climate Change

Review of Climate Wars by Gynne Dyer (Oneworld) in The Irish Times (11/05/2010)

The Scramble for the Arctic

Review of The Future History of the Arctic by Charles Emmerson (BodleyHead) in The Irish Times (12/04/2010)

The story of the quantum

Review of Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality  by Manjit Kumar (ICON) in Physics World (May 2009)

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Magazine articles (pdf)

Einstein’s steady-state cosmology Physics World (September 2014)

Superconductor memories Lateral Thoughts, Physics World (April 2011)

E is for energy Lateral Thoughts, Physics World (October 2009)

The downside of technology Lateral Thoughts, Physics World (April 2009)

The last lecture Lateral Thoughts, Physics World (July 2008)

Einstein and the atomic theory The Engineer’s Journal (Oct 2005)

Einstein and the quantum theory The Engineer’s Journal (Sep 2005)

Einstein’s relativity  The Engineer’s Journal (Nov 2005)

A relatively simple matter Spin Science magazine (Issue 9, 2005)

Einstein and the quantum theory of light Spin Science magazine (Issue 12, 2005)

Einstein and Brownian motion (I) Spin Science magazine (Issue 13, 2005)

Einstein and Brownian motion (II)  Spin Science magazine (Issue 13, 2005)

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Letters (pdf)

Reporting of climate contrarian views  Letter to the Editor, The Irish Times (21/4/ 2014)

Hanging around before the big bang Letter to the Editor, The Irish Times (11/4/ 2014)

Science, facts and reason Letter to the Editor, The Irish Times (17/07/ 2013)

No benefits from global warming  Letter to the Editor, The Sunday Times (07/04/ 2013)

Challenges of global warming Letter to the Editor, The Irish Times (05/04/ 2013)

Alarm over climate change  Letter to the Editor, The Irish Times (30/11/ 2012)

Political Decisions Letter to the Editor, Physics World  (November, 2012)

Where is the global warming? Letter to the Editor, The Irish Times (19/06/ 2012)

How qualified is your lecturer? Letter to the Editor, The Irish Times (07/03/ 2012)

The neutrino experiment: a trick of the light?  The Irish Times (October 4th, 2011)

Global warming? The Irish Times (Dec 31st, 2010)

The Lisbon treaty The Irish Times (Sep 12th, 2009)

Missing the Big Bang party The Irish Times (Sep 13th, 2008)

Luck and genius Physics World (July 2008)

Philosophy of strings Physics World (Nov 2007)

Dark matter Physics World (June 2006)

Asymmetric credit New Scientist (Feb 2008)

Climate change The Irish Times (pending)

Missing the Big Bang party The Irish Times (13/9/08)

Lisbon Treaty The Irish Times (5/6/08)

Irish membership of CernThe Irish Times (22/4/08)

Cold reality of global warming The Irish Times (13/3/08)

Aviation and climate change The Irish Times (1/10/07)

Weather and climate change The Irish Times (24/7/07)

Iraq war The Irish Times (24/2/03)

DNA and relativity The Irish Times(11/12/01)

Einstein’s relativity The Irish Times (4/3/96)

You Tube

Faster than the speed of light?

Introduction to cosmology part 1

Introduction to cosmology part 2

Introduction to cosmology part 3

Introduction to cosmology part 4

Introduction to cosmology part 5

Profiles

Labs, lectures and luring young people into science  My Education Week, The Irish Times, 14/05/2013

Discover Science and Engineering – Science Ambassador profile

Choosing Science – SPIN Science magazine profile

Irish Independent profile

Speed faster than light may not be flight of fancy Citation in The Irish Times (September 24th, 2011)

28 responses to “Articles

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    There is a spelling error in the following HTML link:

    Assymetric credit New Scientist (Feb 2008)

    should read:

    Asymmetric credit New Scientist (Feb 2008)

  2. cormac

    Thanks Jim – in fact the link itself works fine

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