How Ireland could make a Big Bang in astronomical science

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody On St Patrick’s Day, as we marked our national holiday, a substantial breakthrough in cosmology and astrophysics was announced by a team of scientists in the US. They revealed that for the first time, they had recorded an echo of gravitational waves – signals emitted in the immediate aftermath of the Big Bang. The discovery was made using a specialist telescope based in the inhospitable environs of the South Pole. It’s a …