I'm starting this because I think we could do with a thread where Irish scientific successes are highlighted here.
I think it's something that's needed because the achievements of Irish scientists in this day and age (never mind decades ago) are under-recognised.
A lot of it will be quite technical but I won't be quoting directly from the science journals so it shouldn't be too hard to understand.
This being Politics.ie, I'm aware that this thread is likely to be derailed by people saying:
- Irish science education is useless and/or
- Irish scientists are useless and/or
- Irish scientific research policy is useless
While I have no control of it, I would plead with such people to take such concerns to another thread. If we're agreed that Irish scientists are under-recognised, then derailing a thread devoted to recognising them kind of puts you on the other side of the fence since then the occasional entry on the achievements of Irish science will be lost in dozens of posts where people are swinging at each other.
Thank you in advance.