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2024-06-11 Cameron Patterson (Lancaster University)

Could Space Weather Delay Your Train? Modelling the Impacts of Geomagnetically Induced Currents on Railway Signalling Systems Abstract: Track circuit signalling systems are widely utilised across the world, and their ability to accurately detect trains is crucial for… Read More

2024-05-28 Debesh Bhattacharjee (Glasgow)

On the Proton Heating in Near-Earth Solar Coronal Mass Ejections Abstract: Earth-directed solar Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) are the primary drivers of Earth’s space weather disturbances which can affect a wide range of systems-from disrupting satellite communications to… Read More

Dr Simon Walker

Name: Simon Walker Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow E-Mail: walker@dias.cp.ie Address: School of Cosmic Physics, DIAS Dunsink Observatory, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin 15, Ireland. Biographical Sketch: Simon completed his MPhys in Physics with Planetary and Space Physics… Read More

2024-05-14 Samuel Badman (CFA)

Radial Evolution of the Solar Wind Flow with Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter Abstract: Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter are providing unprecedented joint measurements of the radial evolution of the solar wind from below the Alfven… Read More

2024-05-07 Hugh Hudson (Glasgow and Berkely)

The Sun as a Star: Discovery of high-speed prograde coronal flows Abstract: The Sun, viewed as a star, still produces surprises via time-domain and spectroscopic techniques.  In particular the medium-resolution EUV spectrometers on the Solar Dynamics Observatory have produced… Read More

2024-04-30 Paolo Massa (FHNW)

The STIX imaging concept Abstract:  The Spectrometer/Telescope for Imaging X-rays (STIX) is the instrument on board the ESA Solar Orbiter mission dedicated to the observation of solar flares. The telescope provides key diagnostics on the temperature of the heated plasma… Read More

2024-4-23 Camille Lorfing (MSSL)

A sneak peek into the wonderful world of Langmuir waves Abstract: Langmuir waves are oscillations in the electron density of a plasma. They can interact resonantly with energetic particles such as solar energetic electrons and produce emission in… Read More

DIAS Astrophotography competition goes mobile for 2024

‘Reach for the Stars’, the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies’ (DIAS) astrophotography competition, has returned for the fourth year running and is calling on Ireland’s budding astro-photographers to submit their images. This year the competition has added a… Read More

2024-04-09 Leonardo Testi (University of Bologna)

The Planets of Dawn Abstract: Planetary systems are assembled around young stars within the so-called “protoplanetary” disks, which are the byproduct of the formation of the star itself. Over the last decade, observations of protoplanetary disks in nearby… Read More

Mohamed Nedal

Name: Mohamed NedalTitle: Postdoctoral Research FellowAddress: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, School of Cosmic Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics Section, Dunsink Observatory, D15 XR2R, IrelandEmail: mohamed.nedal (at) dias.iePersonal website: dias.ie/mnedal (coming soon!) Research Interests Biographical Sketch Mohamed is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Solar… Read More