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Earth Day 2022: DIAS Contributing to the sustainability of our world

In 2018, the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies made a commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in its strategy “Embedded globally, strength locally”. Under the strategic goal – International research collaboration benefitting Ireland and the… Read More

DIAS Cosmic Physics marks 75 years of ground-breaking discoveries about our planet and universe

From the first ever Irish experiment in space, to landmark insights on volcanoes, the School of Cosmic Physics at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) will continue to play a leading role in strengthening our understanding of… Read More

Exploring the dark side of science and Celtic heritage: Line-up for DIAS Samhain agus Science festival announced

(26.10.2021) Discovering the dark side of our universe, the ins and outs of Irish words through time and finding mysterious missing black holes are just some of the talks taking place as part of this year’s Samhain agus… Read More

Research Leaders Appointed to Council and School Governing Boards of Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Appointment of Chair to Council of DIAS Dr. Peter Heffernan, former CEO of Marine Institute Ireland, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Council of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS). The appointment will run… Read More

Three Earthquakes reported off the coast of Ireland

The Irish National Seismic Network (INSN) has recorded three separate Earthquake events this December off the coast of Ireland. The first was detected on the 15th December at 21:19:52 UTC, when a M2.5 earthquake occurred in the Irish… 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

Earthquake Donegal, 2nd August 2017, M1.5

On the 2nd August at 05:46 UTC (06:46 local time) an earthquake of magnitude 1.5 occurred in Donegal (NE of Milford on the Fanad Peninsula). Location 55.11N, 7.59W, see figure below. There are reports of this event having… Read More

School Of Cosmic Physics – Statutory Public Lectures

The 2012 Statutory Public Lecture of the School of Cosmic Physics will take place in Trinity College Dublin on Monday 17 September at 6:00pm. The lecture entitled “Global Science for the Benefit of Security and Humankind” will be… Read More


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