A young scientist who considers the university world over his career

Adam Kelly

BT Young Scientist & Technology (BTYSE) 2019 winner Adam Kelly (17), a student at Skerries Community College, suggested that he could pursue a career in university research rather than working for a large-scale research firm. technology.

At an event celebrating the conclusion of the exhibition in the RDS, the fifth-year student explained how he plans to further develop digital tools and algorithms to process much larger amounts of data faster than computers. classics.

By contributing to the construction of the next generation of supercomputers using quantum mechanics, he told biologist and science journalist Liz Bonnin that he had recently tested his formulations in the largest computer in Ireland, at the Irish Center for intensive computing in Dublin.

BT Ireland Managing Director Shay Walsh said the exhibition has been showcasing the ingenuity of Irish youth for 55 years and that this year’s exhibition was no exception. “Students have sought creative and innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues and this spirit and motivation deserve to be commended.”

He congratulated all the participants and the big winner. “His work demonstrates exceptional initiative, dedication and talent to tackle an extremely complex field of modern computing.”

The event also honored the Irish astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who recently received the Special Fundamental Physics Award in Basic Recognition for her outstanding scientific achievements. The award recognized his discovery of magnetized rotating neutron stars known as pulsars – announced in 1968 – and his scientific leadership.

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