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GRAVITY instrument breaks new ground in exoplanet imaging

Cutting-edge VLTI instrument reveals details of a storm-wracked exoplanet using optical interferometry The GRAVITY instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) has made the first direct observation of an exoplanet using optical interferometry. This method revealed a… Read More

2019-03-27, 15:00: Dr. Asaf Pe’er (University College Cork (Ireland), and Bar-Ilan University (Israel))

Dr. Asaf Pe’er University College Cork (Ireland), Bar-Ilan Universtiy (Israel) GRBs, Cosmic rays and shock waves Abstract: The acceleration site of ultra-high energy cosmic rays is still an open question despite extended research.Over 20 years ago it was… Read More

DIAS Research Forum 2019 – 10 May, 3-5pm

An inter-disciplinary research forum has been scheduled for Friday 10 May 2019, 3-5pm at Burlington Road. The forum is intended to be an informal event that provides post-doctoral scholars and PhD students with the opportunity to share and… Read More

2019-03-15, 11:00: Prof. John Wise (Georgia Tech University, USA)

Prof. John Wise Georgia Tech University, USA The First Stars, Black Holes, and Galaxies in the Universe Abstract: Cosmic structure forms hierarchically through smooth accretion and dark matter halo mergers. As a consequence, all galaxies are the product… Read More

Massive twin star discovered snuggling close to its stellar sibling in its cradle

Astronomers have discovered a binary star system with the closest high-mass young stellar objects ever measured, providing a valuable “laboratory” to test theories on high mass binary star formation. An international team which includes Dr Alessio Caratti o… Read More

2019-03-13, 11:00: Dr. Pieter de Visser (SRON, Netherlands)

Dr. Pieter de Visser SRON, Netherlands Photon-counting energy-resolving MKID detectors for visible/near-infrared astronomy. Abstract: Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKIDs) are photon-counting superconducting detectors which provide energy resolution in each pixel. One photon can generate a few thousand of… Read More

2019-02-27, 15:00: Dr. Lucia Klarmann (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Germany)

Dr. Lucia Klarmann Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Germany The base material of terrestrial planets – investigating the dust in the inner region of protoplanetary disks Abstract: The inner regions of protoplanetary disks are where terrestrial planets and… Read More

International team led by DIAS researcher reveal the nature of high energy gamma-rays from superbubbles

The results of the work by an international scientific team led by Dr. Patrick Kavanagh from the School of Cosmic Physics at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies has been published in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics. The… Read More

Vacancy: Post Doctoral Fellowship In Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is offering a postdoctoral fellowship to work on the development of optical/near infrared microwave kinetic inductance detectors (MKIDs) for use in astronomy.  The project, which is in an  new group, is… Read More

2018-12-05; 15:00; Dr. Alberto Sanna (Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Germany); Cancelled.

Dr. Alberto Sanna Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Germany T.B.D. Abstract: T.B.D. Location: To be confirmed (31 Fitzwilliam Place/ Burlington Road) Upcoming seminars: https://www.dias.ie/2018/03/07/astronomy-and-astrophysics-seminar-schedule-2018/