Walton is a new quarterly Irish science and technology magazine based in Cork. All the writers are young PhD or Masters graduates from a variety of backgrounds including engineering, chemistry, biology and maths.
The magazine is named in honour of physicist Ernest Walton, the first person in history to artificially split the atom, and the only Irish person to have won a Nobel Prize in science.
The first issue includes articles on:
- Mars exploration
- The science of potatoes
- Project Maths
- “Why is the sky blue?”
- The history of (digital) piracy
- The “Science 140″ project
- A history of Walton and his work
It is available on MagCloud, ISSUU and Magzter. The print edition costs €2.50 and you can read the online version of the first edition for free.
Its editor is John O’Donoghue, who took a BSc in Chemistry at University College Cork and is currently studying for a PhD in Platinum Anti-Cancer Compounds at UCC. John was the winner of the 2011 UCC Doctoral Showcase and the Inorganic Chemistry Award at the 2011 Irish Chemistry Colloquium.