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Minister Simon Harris TD appoints Professor Sinéad Ryan to the Irish Research Council

Posted: 22 December, 2022

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD, has appointed leading academic, Professor Sinéad Ryan, to the Irish Research Council.

Professor Sinéad Ryan is Professor and Chair of Theoretical High Energy Physics at Trinity College Dublin. She is chair of the EuroHPC Infrastructure Advisory Group, a member of the International Advisory Board of the Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, and she has held Distinguished Visiting Professorships at the Institute for Advanced Study at the Technische Universität München, Germany and Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, France. Her research is in high energy particle physics and with a focus on Quantum Chromodynamics.

Chair of the Irish Research Council, Professor Daniel Carey, said “We are delighted to welcome Professor Sinéad Ryan to the Irish Research Council. Professor Ryan brings very valuable expertise to the Irish Research Council at a particularly important time in its evolution in the context of major changes in the Irish research funding landscape associated with Ireland’s research and innovation strategy, Impact 2030. We look forward to working with Professor Ryan as we progress the ambitions in Impact 2030 and continue to promote the value of public funded research across all disciplines”.

Professor Kieran Conboy concludes his time on the Council after two three-year terms

Professor Carey also thanked Professor Kieran Conboy (University of Galway) for his contribution to the Irish Research Council during his two terms. He added: “The Irish Research Council greatly benefitted from the insights of Professor Conboy over his six years of membership, in relation to strategy, our work with industry and enterprise, and many other areas. On behalf of the Irish Research Council, I extend our warmest thanks for his commitment and generosity in the sharing of his expertise”.

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