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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is offering 2 postdoctoral fellowship to work on the development of optical/near infrared microwave kinetic inductance detectors (MKIDs) for use in astronomy.  The project is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)… Read More

Lindsay PhD Scholarship

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies/Armagh Observatory & Planetarium The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) and Armagh Observatory & Planetarium (AOP) invite applicants for the Lindsay PhD Scholarship, named after Eric M Lindsay, seventh Director of Armagh Observatory…. Read More

SCP Statutory Public Lecture: February 10, 2020 – Professor Heino Falcke

Speaker : Professor Heino Falcke, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands Title : The First Image of a Black Hole Abstract: One of the most bizarre, but perhaps also most fundamental predictions of Einstein’s theory of general relativity are black holes. They… Read More

DIAS 2020 marks 80 years of discovery with programme of events

An address by former President of Ireland Mary Robinson; a fun-filled family day at DIAS Dunsink Observatory; and a lecture by the ‘father of quantum’, Chinese physicist Professor Jian-Wei Pan, are amongst the highlights of a year-long programme… Read More

DIAS astrophysicist confirms theory on how massive stars are formed

In our galaxy exists billions of massive stars. Despite their short and turbulent existence, protostars play a significant role in astrophysics. For example, they forge metals and heavier chemical elements, which will be released into space at the… Read More

Marking a decade of “internationally acclaimed scientific achievements”

DIAS Senior management

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) has released details of some of its most significant achievements over the decade from 2010 to 2019. DIAS’s work focuses on Astrophysics, Geophysics, Theoretical Physics and Celtic Studies. Over the past… Read More

2020-01-23, 14:00: Dr. C. Nixon (NASA)

Dr. Conor Nixon NASA, USA Titan: the moon with an atmosphere Abstract : Titan is the largest moon of Saturn, and second largest moon in the solar system after Jupiter’s Ganymede. Titan however is unique, being the only… Read More

DIAS receives funding for new ‘SALI’ Senior Professorship in Physics

DIAS is celebrating an excellent start to 2020, with receipt of funding for a new Senior Professorship in Physics. The announcement was made Friday 03 January by Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD. This… Read More

2020-01-22, 16:00: Dr. P. Klaassen (Royal Observatory Edinburgh)

Dr. Pamela Klaassen Royal Observatory Edinburgh, UK Carina’s Pillars of Destruction, the view from ALMA and Beyond Abstract : Massive stars cause strong feedback onto their natal environment, and shape its future ability to make further stars. They… Read More

Postdoctoral Position in the area of Space Physics

A Postdoctoral research position is available at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) in the Astronomy and Astrophysics Section as part of a new Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)-funded Space Science team led by Dr. Caitriona Jackman. The… Read More