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How Einstein was proven right using Irish equipment in Brazil – in an expedition led by an Irishman

– Equipment from Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies travels to Brazil to mark centenary of proof of Theory of Relativity – Astronomical equipment used to test Einstein’s Theory of Gravity has been shipped from the Dublin Institute for… Read More

Radio observations reveal the origin of pulsating light from the Sun

A team of researchers including some of our own from DIAS have discovered new insigts into how matter behaves in the extreme conditions of the Sun’s atomosphere. The work was carried out by a team of researchers from… Read More

Upcoming summer events

Below is information on upcoming DIAS internal & public events. To keep up to date with DIAS events – subscribe to our newsletter here. 22nd May: Black Holes and Quantum ComputersPublic lecture with Professor Marika Taylor on the fundamental… Read More

Discovery of stress changes in the Earth before “slow earthquakes”

Seismic monitoring of stress changes inside the Earth promises to improve forecasts of the “slow” and possibly also of the “fast,” destructive earthquakes.    An international team including Dr Sergei Lebedev of the Geophysics Section, the Dublin Institute for… Read More

M2.1 Donegal earthquake, 29th April 2019

MA magnitude 2.1 earthquake occurred on the 29th April 2019 at 21:18:23 local time (20:18:23 GMT) in south Donegal. The event was felt by several members of the public. For more details please see this post https://www.insn.ie/2019-04-29-m2-1-donegal

Chris Hadfield visits DIAS to witness image of black hole being revealed

Commander Chris Hadfield joined Astrophysicists from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) on Wednesday, 10th April 2019 to witness the first ever image of a black hole being revealed. The European Commission press conference was screened live… Read More

DIAS-led team finds evidence that Young Star Clusters make Cosmic Rays

Massive stars produced at the collapse of giant molecular clouds, form compact groups and remain tightly linked during their entire life.  Acceleration of particles in these objects can be initiated by interacting winds directly in the vicinity of stars… Read More

M2.4 Donegal Bay earthquake, 7th April 2019

A magnitude 2.4 earthquake occurred on the 7th April 2019 at 22:58:19 UTC (23:58:19 local time) in Donegal Bay. The event was felt by several members of the public. For more details please see this post https://www.insn.ie/2019-04-07-m2-4-donegal

PhD Studentship to work in the area of Star and Planet Formation

The Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies (DIAS) is offering a PhD studentship to work primarily in the area of star and planet formation. This project is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) through an SFI Starting Investigator Research… Read More

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