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A major research project on geothermal energy has started at DIAS & UCC

A new project, DIG (De-risking Ireland’s Geothermal energy potential), has received €775,606 from Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and Geological Survey Ireland under the SEAI Research, Development & Demonstration Funding Programme 2019. Scientists from DIAS/iCRAG (Brian O’Reilly,… Read More

DIAS & the ESA Solar Orbiter

Strong Irish links to the Solar Orbiter launch at Cape Canaveral Scientists from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) attended the launch of the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft from Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral… Read More

DIAS 2020 marks 80 years of discovery with programme of events

An address by former President of Ireland Mary Robinson; a fun-filled family day at DIAS Dunsink Observatory; and a lecture by the ‘father of quantum’, Chinese physicist Professor Jian-Wei Pan, are amongst the highlights of a year-long programme… Read More

DIAS astrophysicist confirms theory on how massive stars are formed

In our galaxy exists billions of massive stars. Despite their short and turbulent existence, protostars play a significant role in astrophysics. For example, they forge metals and heavier chemical elements, which will be released into space at the… Read More

Dr Duygu Kiyan has been appointed a Schrödinger Fellow in Geophysics

The School of Cosmic Physics is delighted to announce that Dr Duygu Kiyan has been appointed a Schrödinger Fellow in Geophysics. Dr Kiyan’s research interests focus on natural-source electromagnetic techniques (i.e. magnetotellurics) in continental environments to understand thermal… Read More

DIAS scientists discover disappearance of large parts of tectonic plate beneath Africa

An international team led by scientists from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) has discovered that large portions of the tectonic plate, or lithosphere, beneath Africa have disappeared over the past 200 million years. Their findings have… Read More

Marking a decade of “internationally acclaimed scientific achievements”

DIAS Senior management

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) has released details of some of its most significant achievements over the decade from 2010 to 2019. DIAS’s work focuses on Astrophysics, Geophysics, Theoretical Physics and Celtic Studies. Over the past… Read More

DIAS receives funding for new ‘SALI’ Senior Professorship in Physics

DIAS is celebrating an excellent start to 2020, with receipt of funding for a new Senior Professorship in Physics. The announcement was made Friday 03 January by Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD. This… Read More

Dr. Chantal Kobel appointed a Bergin Fellow at the School of Celtic Studies

The School of Celtic Studies at DIAS is delighted to announce that Dr. Chantal Kobel has been appointed a Bergin Fellow.  The name of the Fellowship honours Professor Osborn J. Bergin, first Director of the School of Celtic… Read More

Dr Eoin Carley appointed a Schrödinger Fellow in Solar Physics

DIAS Astrophysics are delighted to announce that Dr Eoin Carley has been appointed a Schrödinger Fellow in Solar Physics. Dr Carley is an expert in using radio observations of the Sun to uncover the fundamental plasma physics of particle acceleration in… Read More