Tercentenary of Physics in Trinity


Welcome to the tercentenary celebrations of the School of Physics. The Erasmus’ Smith Professorship of Natural and Experimental Philosophy was established in 1724 and marked the beginning of the formal teaching of the subject we now call Physics in Trinity College Dublin.

There has been enormous growth and transformation in the School of Physics over the past three centuries.

We are organising a series of events to celebrate the occasion, honouring the scientific achievements of past and current physicists, as well as the highlighting the importance of physics to the national technology landscape and economic prosperity.

Here you can explore our history, our schedule of Physics 300 events and discover how you can participate.

School of Physics Tercentenary photo montage