The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies is a statutory corporation established in 1940. It is a publicly-funded independent centre for research in basic disciplines.

DIAS at a glance

School of Celtic Studies : investigation, editing, and publication of extant manuscript material in the Irish language and more.


School of Cosmic Physics / Astronomy and Astrophysics Section : research in a range of fields


School of Cosmic Physics / Geophysics Section : performs leading research in  Global Seismology and Geodynamics,Marine Geophysics, Renewable Energy, Theoretical Geophysics and Volcano Research. The Section also maintains the Irish National Seismic Network and is also a National Data Centre for the CTBTO.


  • Ireland Array – A broadband seismic investigation of Ireland’s evolution, seismicity and new energy resource potential
  • IRETHERM – Developing a strategic and holistic understanding of Ireland’s geothermal energy potential through integrated modelling of new and existing geophysical and geological data

School of Theoretical Physics : original research into the mathematical principles of physics.


  • Dublin Area Quantum Information Science and Technology Group
  • Theoretical Particle Physics Group
  • Irish Quantum Foundations
  • Calculus Course

Oct 16th Annual Hamilton Walk from Dunsink Observatory in association with @MU_MathsStats @mathsweektwitter.com/i/web/status/7…

Tickets are still available for "Calendars, clocks & the end of Irish Time" at Dunsink Observatory Sunday 2/10… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…

Dunsink Unsynced – An Irishman’s Diary about the end of Irish Time irishtimes.com/opinion/dunsin… via @IrishTimesOpEd

Public Lecture 24/11 "The Physics of Climate Change: What we know and what we are uncertain about" Register here… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…