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Columbia-DIAS-Yale Initiative

The Columbia-DIAS-Yale (CDY) Initiative is a series of seminars and meetings established by Columbia University (New York), Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (Dublin), and Yale University (New Haven). After a summer break the seminar series is back again, beginning on 21 September 2022 with a seminar about supernova remnants as cosmic ray accelerators. Seminars will then continue bi-weekly until next summer!

The CDY initiative aims to integrate the expertise of different physics/astrophysics communities towards the understanding of the nature of extreme accelerators of cosmic rays. CDY provides an opportunity to introduce motivated young researchers beginning their careers into this international research community, in particular PhD students and early career postdocs. The seminars address current topics in astroparticle physics, theory and phenomenology, observations, and interpretations. The upcoming fall series will focus on the topic “Gamma Ray Bursts – Gravitational Waves and Neutrinos”.

DIAS are proud to be part of such an important initiative that aligns with the work of the Astronomy & Astrophysics Section. Prof Felix Aharonian is co-chair of the initiative, and undertakes research on astroparticle and high-energy astroparticle physics. Dr Jonathan Mackey is also a member of the initiative, undertaking much of the local organisation. He is a Royal Society-SFI University Research Fellow in computational and high-energy astrophysics at DIAS Dunsink Observatory.

More information about the initiative can be found at their website, cdy-institute.ie. Previous seminars can also be found on the CDY YouTube channel here.