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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

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

SEA-SEIS school competition winners announced!

DIAS has announced the winners of our SEA-SEIS competitions for Primary and Secondary Schools. The SEA-SEIS Drawing Competition for Primary Schools ran from October to December, 2018, advertised on the SEA-SEIS website and in InTouch (Irish National Teachers’… Read More

DIAS Research Forum 2019 – 10 May, 3-5pm

An inter-disciplinary research forum has been scheduled for Friday 10 May 2019, 3-5pm at Burlington Road. The forum is intended to be an informal event that provides post-doctoral scholars and PhD students with the opportunity to share and… Read More

What is Life?’ lecture series returns to Dublin after 75 years

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) has announced details of a public lecture series exploring the famous question – ‘What is Life?’ – which was famously considered by Professor Erwin Schrödinger in 1943. An expert from each… Read More

Celebrating International Women’s Day at DIAS

There is a fantastic legacy of talented female researchers at DIAS. Women who have gone on to excel in their respective fields and achieve remarkable things. In January we honoured one of those women – the late Sheila… Read More

Massive twin star discovered snuggling close to its stellar sibling in its cradle

Astronomers have discovered a binary star system with the closest high-mass young stellar objects ever measured, providing a valuable “laboratory” to test theories on high mass binary star formation. An international team which includes Dr Alessio Caratti o… Read More

M7.0 Peru earthquake, 1st March 2019

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred in southern Peru on the 1st March 2019 at 08:50:41 UTC. The event depth is 257km and hence no major damage is expected. For more details please see this post https://www.insn.ie/2019-03-01-m7-0-peru on the… 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