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DIAS scientists collect unique data from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean

Unique ocean-bottom recordings of North Atlantic earthquakes and the songs of great baleen whales offshore Ireland have been obtained thanks to one of the boldest deep-ocean research projects ever undertaken in Europe. The SEA-SEIS project, led by scientists… Read More

Tribute to a Space Research Pioneer

On 27th February of this year, Ireland lost one of its Space research pioneers. Professor Denis O’Sullivan joined DIAS as a PhD candidate in the early 1960’s. He went on to spend much of his career with DIAS,… Read More

DIAS Research Forum 2020 – Friday 8 May, 12 – 5pm

An online inter-disciplinary research forum has been scheduled for Friday 8 May 2020, 12-5pm @ dias.ie/drf2020/live. Although this year’s forum will be a virtual one, it remains an opportunity for post-doctoral scholars and PhD students to share their… Read More

DIAS has two Academic Vacancies

DIAS currently has two career opportunities for Senior Professors. Full details on each post can be seen at the links below. (1) Senior Professor – School of Theoretical Physics: https://www.dias.ie/2019/12/16/vacancy-senior-professor-school-of-theoretical-physics/ (2) SALI Senior Professor in Physics (Astrophysics, Geophysics… Read More

DIAS scientists to retrieve valuable seismometers and unique data from bottom of Atlantic Ocean

New insights into earthquakes off the Irish coast, the potential for enhanced tsunami warning systems, and the migration patterns of North Atlantic whales are among the topics on which key information will be obtained in the coming weeks,… Read More

Marking Earth Day 2020 at DIAS

Today – 22nd April – is Earth Day. Earth Day is an annual initiative that began in the US in 1970. It has now become a global environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in almost 200… Read More

DIAS highlights Ireland’s contribution to study of Earth Systems to mark 50th anniversary of Earth Day today


PRESS RELEASE Wednesday, 22nd April 2020 DIAS highlights Ireland’s contribution to study of Earth Systems to mark 50th anniversary of Earth Day today – Archives show DIAS scientists drawing public attention to global warming as far back as… Read More

DIAS Summer Studentships 2020

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) conducts advanced studies exploring big questions of the 21st century and beyond. Its research gains insights into Celtic society and its legacy; progresses our understanding of our island, our planet and… Read More

DIAS seismologists detect change in “human-made seismic noise”

Further information can be accessed on the INSN homepage PRESS RELEASE Wednesday 8th April 2020 DIAS seismologists detect change in “human-made seismic noise” across Ireland due to Covid-19 lockdown Data from Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies illustrates the… Read More

Synge Week: 23-30 March

About J.L.Synge In 1897, John Lighton Synge was born on 23 March. He spent 47 years with DIAS, initially as a Senior Professor from 1948-1972, and Emeritus Professor until his passing on the 30 March 1995.  J.L. Synge… Read More