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Astronomy and Astrophysics Seminar Schedule 2018


Wed. 7th, 12:00: Prof. Daniel J. Kennefick (University of Arkansas)

2018-03-07, 12:00, Prof. Daniel J. Kennefick (University of Arkansas), Not Only Because of Theory: The Meaning of Eddington’s “bias” at the 1919 Eclipse


19-29 June 2018 – DIAS Summer School in High-Energy Astrophysics 2018

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.

More details can be found here : https://www.dias.ie/cappa/SummerSchool2018/

Dr Oisin creaner

Name: Dr Oisin Creaner
Title:   RadioNet Software Developer
E-Mail: creanero@cp.dias.ie
Address: Astronomy & Astrophysics Section, 31 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2 D02-XF86

Biographical sketch:  Dr. Oisín Creaner graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with a degree in Physics with Astrophysics in 2007. He was awarded his PhD in Computational Astrophysics from the Institute of Technology, Tallaght, Dublin in 2017 following a project with Dr. Eugene Hickey and Kevin Nolan entitled “Data Mining by Grid Computing in the Search for Extrasolar Planets.” Between 2013 and 2017, he was a Lecturer in Data Analytics in National College of Ireland. In 2018, he was appointed a Postdoctoral Researcher and Software Developer on the Radio Interferometry Next Generation Software (RINGS) project as part of the RadioNet consortium.

Dr Simon Purser

Name: Dr Simon Purser
Title:   Post Doc Researcher
E-Mail: purser@cp.dias.ie
Address: Astronomy & Astrophysics Section, 31 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2 D02-XF86

Biographical sketch:   Simon Purser attained his PhD from the University of Leeds at the end of 2017. Shortly afterwards, in November 2017, he began his first post-doctoral research position within the Astronomy and Astrophysics section of the School of Cosmic Physics with Professor Tom Ray. Primarily his research is focused on examining the processes responsible for the formation of stars similar, in mass, to our sun. More specifically he is using radio observations to elucidate the     physics behind the high-velocity, ionised jets which are launched as by-products of this process.


2017-12-05, 2pm, Prof. Andrea Ferrara (Scuola Normale Superiore), The Interstellar Medium of High Redshift Galaxies


2017-11-29, 3pm, Prof. Ilaria Pascucci (University of Arizona), Angular Momentum Transport in Protoplanetary Disks: Re-distribute or extract, that is the question


Dr Eamonn O’Gorman

Eamonn O’Gorman: former IRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2016-2017

2017-11-16, 3pm, Dr. Christian Schneider (Hamburger Sternwarte), X-rays and the hot side of star formation


2017-11-15, 3pm, Dr. Morgan Fraser (University College Dublin), The golden age of transient astronomy