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DIAS welcomes back former space research technicians

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) held a celebratory event on July 04th to mark 50 years as space research pioneers in Ireland. DIAS researchers became involved in space research following the Apollo 11 moon landing which… Read More

DIAS: 50 Years as space research pioneers

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies to highlight Irish connections to historic moon landing The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) has launched a programme of events for July to mark the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing… Read More

2019-07-10, 11:00:Dr. S. Dougherty (ALMA, ESO Chile)

Dr. S. Dougherty ALMA, ESO Chile ALMA – a game-changer telescope and its outstanding science. Abstract: The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) located at 5000m altitude in northern Chile is an extraordinary achievement of innovation and construction. This… Read More

How Einstein was proven right using Irish equipment in Brazil – in an expedition led by an Irishman

– Equipment from Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies travels to Brazil to mark centenary of proof of Theory of Relativity – Astronomical equipment used to test Einstein’s Theory of Gravity has been shipped from the Dublin Institute for… Read More

2019-05-29, 15:00: Dr. J. Young (Cambridge, UK)

2019-05-29, 15:00: Dr. John Young (Cambridge, UK) Dr. John Young Cambridge University Challenges for high-resolution imaging of geosynchronous satellites Abstract: Optical (visible/infrared) interferometry provides the only practicable way to image satellites in Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) with sub-meter… Read More

Radio observations reveal the origin of pulsating light from the Sun

A team of researchers including some of our own from DIAS have discovered new insigts into how matter behaves in the extreme conditions of the Sun’s atomosphere. The work was carried out by a team of researchers from… Read More

Upcoming summer events

Below is information on upcoming DIAS internal & public events. To keep up to date with DIAS events – subscribe to our newsletter here. 22nd May: Black Holes and Quantum ComputersPublic lecture with Professor Marika Taylor on the fundamental… Read More

2019-05-21, 15:00: Dr. Sara Bonito (INAF-Palermo Observatory)

Dr. Sara Bonito INAF-Palermo Observatory Accretion/Ejection Processes in Young Stars: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Abstract: I will talk about my research on stellar jets and accretion processes in young stellar objects at INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo but… Read More

Public Open Night at Dusink Observatory, May 24th 2019

Kick off the Nemetode Meteor Weekend at Dunsink Observatory with an informative one hour talk followed by hands on viewing of the night sky. Open nights at Dunsink Observatory are free of charge. Weather permitting, visitors can view… Read More

Chris Hadfield visits DIAS to witness image of black hole being revealed

Commander Chris Hadfield joined Astrophysicists from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) on Wednesday, 10th April 2019 to witness the first ever image of a black hole being revealed. The European Commission press conference was screened live… Read More