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The 70th Anniversary of Walton’s Nobel Prize

Seventy years ago on 10th December 1951, Trinity’s head of physics, E.T.S. Walton (1903-1995), received jointly with J.D. Cockcroft the Nobel Prize in Physics from the King of Sweden. On 14th April 1932 the two prize-winners, working in Ernest Rutherford’s Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, had split for the first time the atomic nucleus by artificial means. Walton was the first and for many years the only Irish recipient of a Nobel Prize in any of the sciences.

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Physical Sciences (TR063)

Physical Sciences (TR063) at Trinity is a four year undergraduate degree programme for students who like to solve problems. Whether it is studying galaxies, examining the potential of new lasers or investigating next generation nanomaterials, these Physics degrees will prepare you for a lifelong career of solving problems either in research, industry, business or education.

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School of Physics COVID19 Safety Information and Procedures

Teaching for current undergraduate students and NEW postgraduate students will begin on 28 September. Teaching for NEW undergraduate students now due to begin on 5 October . Postgraduate and Undergraduate Visiting and Erasmus Orientation will take place from 21 September and Undergraduate Orientation for new first years will take place from 28 September.