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Thurs 25 Jan 2018 – Group Photo of #BalFest80

Attendees at #BalFest80 taking place here at #DIASDublin in the School of Theoretical Physics this week

https://www.dias.ie/balfest80/index.html

Tues 23 Jan 2018 : Ambassador of the Republic of India visits DIAS Dublin

Her Excellency Ambassador Vijay Thakur Singh, Ambassador of the Republic of India to Ireland  visited DIAS Dublin today.  The “Quantum Physics: Fields, Particles & Information Geometry” conference has been organised by the School of Theoretical Physics, DIAS in honour of Professor A. P. Balachandran (Syracuse University) on the occasion of his 80th birthday and it is taking place this week at DIAS. The Ambassador met with Professor Balachandran, DIAS staff and academics attending the conference.

#BalFest80

Professor A. P. Balachandran and Her Excellency Ambassador Vijay Thakur Singh

l-r : Professor Denjoe O’Connor (Senior Professor, School of Theoretical Physics, DIAS), Professor A. P. Balachandran, Her Excellency Ambassador Vijay Thakur Singh, Professor Werner Nahm (Senior Professor & Director, School of Theoretical Physics, DIAS)

M8.0 Alaska earthquake, 23rd January 2018

An earthquake with magnitude 8.0 occurred on the 23rd January 2018 at 09:31:41 UTC in the Gulf of Alaska. For more details please see this post on the INSN homepage.

Mon 22 Jan 2018 – Leading theoretical physicists flock to Dublin this week

PRESS RELEASE

Monday, 22nd January 2018

Leading theoretical physicists flock to Dublin this week

More than 60 leading theoretical physicists from across the globe are gathering in Dublin this week for a special conference hosted by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS).

The conference entitled Quantum Physics: Fields, Particles, and Information Geometry takes place from today until Friday, 26th of January at DIAS, 10 Burlington road, Dublin 4.

The conference will celebrate the life’s work of esteemed theoretical physicist, A. P. Balachandran, on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

Ahead of the conference today (22.01.18) Dr Eucharia Meehan, Registrar and CEO of DIAS, said: “I would like to warmly welcome these international physicists to DIAS and to Dublin today, who are here to celebrate the great work of Professor A. P. Balachandran.”

Professor Balachandran, who is world-renowned for his extensive contributions to quantum physics and quantum field theory, will be in attendance at the conference this week.

Balachandran’s contributions to modern physics include the appreciation of edge states in condensed matter systems that are now playing a decisive role in the current effort to build quantum computers.

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About DIAS

DIAS was founded by Éamon de Valera in 1940 as a centre of excellence for advanced scholarship focused on three disciplines: Celtic Studies, Theoretical Physics and Cosmic Physics.  As a globally embedded institution which attracts scholars and academics from around the globe, it conducts and publishes advanced research. The organisation also leads Ireland’s participation in a number of international research endeavours, runs the Dunsink Observatory and coordinates a number of
national initiatives on behalf of government.  Further information is available at www.dias.ie [1].

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About A. P. Balachandran

Professor Aiyalam Parameswaran Balachandran is an Indian and US theoretical physicist who is well known for his extensive contributions to quantum physics and quantum field theory and with his many students, for the early development of superstring theory.

His contributions to modern physics include the appreciation of edge states in condensed matter systems that are now playing a decisive role in the current effort to build quantum computers.

He has pioneered our current understanding of the role topology plays in many quantum physics phenomena and in developing a solitonic model of nucleons. More recently he has pioneered developments in our understanding of the potential role an underlying non-commutative structure to spacetime might play in a quantum theory of gravity. His most recent works deal with the asymptotic properties of quantum fields and have applications to the black hole information paradox.

Balachandran’s many contributions to clarifying the role deep mathematical structures play in theoretical physics are now beginning to come to fruition in experimental physics, most notably the importance topology plays in the quantum world.

Balachandran has long-standing connections to the DIAS School of Theoretical Physics (STP) having first visited in 1968 on the invitation of Professor Lochlainn O’Raifeartaigh.

M7.2 Peru earthquake, 14th January 2018

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurred on the 14th January 2018 at 09:18:46 UTC near the southern coast of Peru. For more details please see this post on the INSN homepage.

Quantum Physics: Fields, Particles & Information Geometry

Quantum Physics: Fields, Particles & Information Geometry is organised by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies In honour of A. P. Balachandran on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

It will be held at 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4 from Monday 22nd until Friday 26th of January 2018.

View the conference website here.

M7.6 Honduras earthquake, 10th January 2018

A magnitude 7.6 earthquake occurred on the 10th January 2018 at 02:51:32 UTC north of Honduras. For more details please see

this post on the INSN homepage.

Photos from DIAS School of Theoretical Physics Statutory Public Lecture 2017 (15th December 2017)

Prof. Dr. Luciano Rezzolla (Goethe University of Frankfurt)

“The Physics and Astrophysics of Merging Neutron-Star Binaries” by Prof. Dr. Luciano Rezzolla (Goethe University of Frankfurt)

Abstract and Press Release

Watch the lecture here (Slides for the lecture)

l-r : Dr Eucharia Meehan (DIAS Registrar and CEO), Prof. Dr. Luciano Rezzolla , Professor Werner Nahm (Senior Professor and Director of the School of Theoretical Physics, DIAS)

11th December 2017 : Press Release on School of Theoretical Physics Statutory Public Lecture 2017

PRESS NOTICE

Monday, 11th December 2017

Prominent astrophysicist visits Ireland for talk on merging neutron-stars and gravitational waves

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) School of Cosmic Physics will host a special event this Friday (15.12.17) with visiting astrophysics expert, Professor Luciano Rezzolla.

The lecture entitled: “The Physics and Astrophysics of Merging Neutron-Star Binaries” will take place at the Edmund Burke Theatre (Room 1008), Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin from 6pm to 7pm.

Earlier this year, three DIAS scientists participated in the break-through discovery of gravitational waves from the merging of two neutron stars. Professor Rezzolla’s talk will explore the theory of gravity, neutron stars in binary systems, and the process made in modelling these systems.

The event is free to attend, and you can register now at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-physics-and-astrophysics-of-merging-neutron-star-binaries-tickets-39189101658

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About DIAS

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is a statutory corporation established in 1940 under the Institute for Advanced Studies Act of that year. It is a publicly-funded independent centre for research in basic disciplines. DIAS has three constituent schools: The School of Celtic Studies, The School of Theoretical Physics, The School of Cosmic Physics.

 

About Professor Luciano Rezzolla

Professor Rezzolla is Chair of Theoretical (Relativistic) Astrophysics and Director at the Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP) of the Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany. He is also Senior Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies (FIAS).

2017-12-5 – Seminar by Martin Möllhoff (DIAS)

5 December 2017Seminar

When: 16:00 on Tuesday, 5th December 2017
Where: DIAS, Geophysics Section, 5 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, (library)

Speaker: Martin Möllhoff (DIAS, Dublin, Ireland)
Title: New Developments at the Irish National Seismic Network (INSN).

www.insn.ie
www.dias.ie/geophysics