Image Credit: Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/F. Seward et al.
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DIAS Summer School in High-Energy Astrophysics 2018

Dublin, Ireland, 19-29 June 2018.
Image Credit: Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/F. Seward et al.

The DIAS Summer School on High-Energy Astrophysics 2018 is the second summer school organised by the Centre for Astroparticle Physics and Astrophysics (CAPPA), part of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS), and is hosted by Dublin City University (DCU). The school is aimed at motivated young researchers beginning their careers (in particular PhD students and young postdocs), with the a focus on "filling in the gap" between University education and University-level research. The first announcement can be found here.

2018-02-12: Updated Programme with confirmed invited lecturers
2018-03-13: Some participants have problems paying by credit card. We are working to provide other ways of payment, and have extented the deadline for payment to Monday April 16th.
2018-03-13: The second announcement can be found here, and school poster here.

The rapid and exciting progress in the emerging interdisciplinary field of High- Energy Astrophysics is attracting ever-growing numbers of students and young researchers. However very few Universities or Research Centres are currently able to provide systematic courses on different aspects of this rapidly developing field for young researchers entering the field.

The DIAS Summer School is an intensive 10-day, 27-lecture, residential course that fills this gap by providing a coherent series of advanced lectures. Topics will include:

  • High Energy Phenomena in Astrophysics
  • Non-thermal Galactic and Extragalactic Sources
  • Plasma Astrophysics
  • Acceleration and Transport of Cosmic Rays
  • Radiative Processes in Astrophysics
  • Observational and Theoretical Cosmology

The lectures will be delivered by both world-renowned and young-upcoming researchers in the field. A set of pedagogical lectures in their areas of expertise will be provided, highlighting recent developments as well as a comprehensive introduction and overview. A book containing the lectures presented is planned to be published and provided afterwards to all students attending the school.

The first Summer School in High-Energy Astrophysics took place at University College Dublin in 2011; see here for the school's website.


The school will be hosted at Dublin City University (DCU), where accommodation, breakfast and lunch will be provided within the school fee of €950 (the fee for students who don't need accommodation is €300). DCU is a modern campus in North Dublin within easy reach of Dublin city centre, Dublin airport, and local transport hubs. Dublin is a vibrant European capital city, renowned for its welcoming and friendly atmosphere, its rich history and culture, live music and nightlife. Further information can be found on the location and accommodation pages. Students interested in attending the school are recommended to register their participation early.

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School director: Felix Aharonian

Organising committee:

Felix Aharonian (DIAS), Masha Chernyakova (DCU; DIAS), Jonathan Mackey (DIAS), Andrew Taylor (DESY, Zeuthen; DIAS).

Local Organisation:

Felix Aharonian, Masha Chernyakova, Eileen Flood, Anne Grace, Jonathan Mackey, Hilary O'Donnell, Andrew Taylor.

Contact Information

For more information contact the organisers at:

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