European Pysical Society

Prof. Cormac O'Raifeartaigh


  1. C. O’Raifeartaigh, Historical and Philosophical Aspects of the Einstein World, Einstein and the Philosophy of General Relativity: Einstein Studies Vol 8. (eds D. Howard, J. Stachel) Birkhauser (2019)

  2. C. O’Raifeartaigh, S. Mitton, A new perspective on steady-state cosmology: from Einstein to Hoyle, In: Proceedings of the First International Conference on the History of Physics (Eds. M. J. Cooper, E. A. Davis, P. M. Schuster and D. L. Weaire) Cambridge University Press (2018)

  3. C. O'Raifeartaigh, M. O'Keeffe, W. Nahm, S. Mitton, One Hundred Years of the Cosmological Constant: from ‘Superfluous Stunt’ to Dark Energy, European Physical Journal (H), 43(1): 73-117 (2018)

  4. C. O'Raifeartaigh, Investigating the legend of Einstein’s “biggest blunder”, Physics Today (October 2018)

  5. C. O'Raifeartaigh, The dawning of modern cosmology: and internal and external history, Third International Conference on the History of Physics, San Sebastian, Spain, 17-20 October 2018 [oral presentation]

  6. C. O'Raifeartaigh, Interrogating the legend of Einstein’s ‘biggest blunder’, IoP History of Physics Group Open Meeting, Institute of Physics, London, 27th September 2018 [oral presentation]

  7. C. O'Raifeartaigh, Einstein’s ‘biggest blunder’; one hundred years of the cosmological constant, Niallfest Relativity Conference, University College Cork, 24th-26th May 2018 [oral presentation]

  8. C. O'Raifeartaigh, A new perspective on Einstein's philosophy of cosmology, In: The Philosophy of Cosmology (Eds. K. Chamcham, J. Silk, J. Barrow, S. Saunders) Cambridge University Press, p 467-485 (2017)

  9. C. O'Raifeartaigh, M. O'Keeffe, W. Nahm, S. Mitton, Einstein’s 1917 Static Model of the Universe: A Centennial Review, European Physical Journal (H) vol. 42 (3): 431-474 (2017)

  10. C. O'Raifeartaigh, Einstein’s Greatest Blunder? Scientific American (February 2017)

  11. C. O'Raifeartaigh, Albert Einstein and the Origins of Modern Cosmology, Physics Today (February 2017)

  12. C. O'Raifeartaigh, Historical and philosophical aspects of the Einstein World. Talking about Space and Time: 100 Years of Applying and Interpreting General Relativity. Bern, Switzerland, 11-15 Sep 2017 [oral presentation]

  13. C. O'Raifeartaigh, Trust, uncertainty and society: the public perception of scientific uncertainty in climate science. When Experts Disagree (WEXT) Conference, University College Dublin, 31st Aug - 2nd Sep 2017 [oral presentation]

  14. C. O'Raifeartaigh, One hundred years of the cosmological constant, Fourth Irish Conference on the History of Mathematics, Dublin, 9th June 2017 [oral presentation]

  15. C. O'Raifeartaigh, The Einstein World: a centennial review of Einstein’s 1917 model of the cosmos, Fifth Irish Quantum Foundations Conference, University College Dublin, May 25-26 2017 [oral presentation]

  16. C. O'Raifeartaigh, Astronomy, General Relativity and the Universe: the first 100 years, Keynote speaker, Irish National Astronomy Meeting, University College Dublin, 9th September 2016 [oral presentation]

  17. C. O'Raifeartaigh, Einstein’s Oxford Blackboard, 2nd International Conference on the History of Physics, Schloss Pollau, Austria, 5th September 2016 [oral presentation]

  18. C. O'Raifeartaigh, Einstein’s Universe: General Relativity and the Big Bang, Keynote speaker, Institute of Physics Ireland Annual Conference, Belfast, 20th February 2016 [oral presentation]

  19. C. O'Raifeartaigh, M. O'Keeffe, W. Nahm, S. Mitton, Einstein's cosmology review of 1933: a new perspective on the Einstein-de Sitter model of the cosmos, European Physical Journal (H) vol. 40 (3) p301-335 (2015)

  20. C. O'Raifeartaigh, A new perspective on Einstein's cosmology, Centenary Conference on the History of General Relativity, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Harnack Haus, Berlin, 3rd Dec 2015 [oral presentation]

  21. C. O'Raifeartaigh, Steady-state cosmologies in context: from Arrhenius to Einstein, from Hoyle to Linde, Fred Hoyle Centenary Meeting, Royal Astronomical Society, London, 9th Oct 2015 [oral presentation]

  22. ‘Our changing planet: the science behind Laudato Si’ Laudato Si Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology, Oct 3rd 2015 [oral presentation]

  23. C. O’Raifeartaigh, B. McCann, W. Nahm, S. Mitton, Einstein’s steady-state theory: an abandoned model of the cosmos, European Physical Journal (H) vol. 39 (3) p. 353-367 (2014)

  24. O’Raifeartaigh, C. and McCann, B. Einstein’s cosmic model of 1931 revisited: an analysis and translation of a forgotten model of the universe, European Physical Journal (H) vol. 39 (1), p. 63-85 (2014)

  25. C. O’Raifeartaigh, Einstein’s steady-state cosmology, Physics World, vol. 27, no. 9 (2014)

  26. C. O'Raifeartaigh, Einstein’s evolving universe. PLUS Magazine, University of Cambridge (March 2014)

  27. C. O'Raifeartaigh, New perspectives on steady-state cosmologies, Inaugural International Conference on the History of Physics, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, 6th September 2014 [oral presentation]

  28. C. O'Raifeartaigh, A steady-state model of the cosmos by Albert Einstein’ Irish National Astronomy Meeting, Trinity College Dublin, 14th August 2014 [oral presentation]

  29. C. O'Raifeartaigh, Einstein and the quantum theory, Irish Quantum Foundations Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 31st May 2014 [oral presentation]

  30. C. O'Raifeartaigh, The discovery of the expanding universe: paradigm shift or slow dawning? 223rd Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Washington, 5th Jan 2014 [oral presentation]

  31. C. O’Raifeartaigh, The contribution of V.M. Slipher to the discovery of the expanding universe, In: Origins of the Expanding Universe: 1912-1932 (Eds. M. Way, D. Hunter), Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, vol. 471, p. 49-61 (2013)

  32. C. O'Raifeartaigh, V. Slipher and the discovery of the expanding universe, Astronomical Science Group of Ireland, Westwood House Hotel, Galway, 5th November 2012 [oral presentation]

  33. C. O'Raifeartaigh, Who discovered the expanding universe? Origins of the Expanding Universe 1912-1932, Flagstaff, Arizona, 14th September 2012 [oral presentation]


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Created: 5 December 2018
Updated: 6 December 2018