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11th December 2017 : Press Release on School of Theoretical Physics Statutory Public Lecture 2017


Monday, 11th December 2017

Prominent astrophysicist visits Ireland for talk on merging neutron-stars and gravitational waves

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) School of Cosmic Physics will host a special event this Friday (15.12.17) with visiting astrophysics expert, Professor Luciano Rezzolla.

The lecture entitled: “The Physics and Astrophysics of Merging Neutron-Star Binaries” will take place at the Edmund Burke Theatre (Room 1008), Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin from 6pm to 7pm.

Earlier this year, three DIAS scientists participated in the break-through discovery of gravitational waves from the merging of two neutron stars. Professor Rezzolla’s talk will explore the theory of gravity, neutron stars in binary systems, and the process made in modelling these systems.

The event is free to attend, and you can register now at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-physics-and-astrophysics-of-merging-neutron-star-binaries-tickets-39189101658


Further information, contact: Eva Dowling / Martina Quinn, Alice PR & Events. Tel: 083-1496045 / 087-6522033, email: media@alicepr.com


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About DIAS

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is a statutory corporation established in 1940 under the Institute for Advanced Studies Act of that year. It is a publicly-funded independent centre for research in basic disciplines. DIAS has three constituent schools: The School of Celtic Studies, The School of Theoretical Physics, The School of Cosmic Physics.


About Professor Luciano Rezzolla

Professor Rezzolla is Chair of Theoretical (Relativistic) Astrophysics and Director at the Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP) of the Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany. He is also Senior Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies (FIAS).