Karl Nicholson (He/Him)

Student , Trinity College Dublin

About Karl Nicholson

Hi! I am a final year Physics & Astrophysics student in Trinity College Dublin. My research was on radio-astronomy of the Sun with particular interest in predicting potentially disruptive solar weather and my LIA was Science Outreach with the World Science Festival in New York.

Apart from physics I'm interested in running, rugby, card games and snowsports. I enjoy being outside, exercising, film/TV and reading. I am particularly interested in connecting with students from around the globe and broadening my horizons!

Please feel free to contact me if you're interested in astrophysics, science outreach or have any questions about my time during Laidlaw and my other experiences!

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


Trinity College Dublin

Laidlaw Cohort Year


Research Topic

Astronomy Astrophysics

Area of Expertise

Physics Science

I am from:


I speak:

English French

My hobbies/interests are:

Film & TV Gym Nature & environment Outdoor sports Programming Rugby Running/jogging Volunteering

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


Influencer Of


Channels contributed to:

Leadership STEM

Rooms participated in:

Trinity College Dublin

Recent Comments

Apr 03, 2024
Replying to Susanna Kempe

What a wonderful reflection. I love your definition of a global citizen; I am reminded of the F. Scott Fitzgerald quotation that: "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time". I hope there is no "after" Laidlaw and that you continue to share your insights here and stay connected with your Laidlaw peers as an alum. I look forward to seeing how you go on to impact the world.

Thank you very much and I really enjoy that quote! Of course, once in Laidlaw always in Laidlaw and I will strive to stay connected to this very interesting and inspiring group

Apr 03, 2024
Replying to Princess Agina

Wow, this sounds like it was such an incredible experience! Your passion for making science accessible and mentoring young scholars shines through every word, and it's inspiring to see the difference you're making. Well done! 

Thank you very much, it was truly amazing and I am very grateful for the opportunity that the Laidlaw team have given me. My experience with WSF was so enjoyable that I am going to continue some of the work this summer online and of course staying in touch with some of the scholars as they apply for Uni in the coming years : )