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75th Anniversary of the Foundation of DIAS

DIAS is celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2015 with a programme of special lectures. All of the lectures are open to the public but advance booking is required.

Programme of Events

Irish Times Article on the foundation of DIAS 15th October 2015


9 November   “Einstein’s Universe: Relativity and the Big Bang” by Dr Cormac O’Raifeartaigh (Waterford Institute of Technology), DIAS, 10 Burlington Road at 7.00 p.m. Please note that this event is now fully booked.

20 November   “The Emergence of Modern Irish” by Professor Ruairí Ó hUiginn, (NUI Maynooth) Davis Theatre, Arts Block, Trinity College at 8.00 p.m. Admission is free and no booking is required.

25 November   “100 Years of Einstein’s Gravity but where are the Waves?” by Professor Mike Cruise (University of Birmingham), E214 lecture theatre (located in the E Block), St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra at 7.30 p.m. The recently rediscovered Grubb coelostat used by Eddington to confirm Einstein’s theory will be on display. Admission is free but advance booking is required here.


3 December  “Celts in the Cosmos”, by Professor Werner Nahm (DIAS), Lecture Theatre, National Gallery of Ireland at 7.00 p.m. Admission is free but advance booking is required here.

11 December “Mathematics vs astronomy in early medieval Ireland” by Dr Immo Warntjes (Queen’s University Belfast), DIAS, 10 Burlington Road at 5:00 p.m. Admission is free but advance booking is required here.