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November 2012 – DIAS Astronomers find clues to Successful Planet Formation around Failed Star

An international team of astronomers, including Aleks Scholz (DIAS) and Antonella Natta (DIAS/Arcetri Observatory), have found for the first time that the outer region of a dusty disc encircling a brown dwarf — a star-like object, but too… Read More

November 2012 – Launch of the Irish Astronomy Trail by Minister Joan Burton TD

On Friday 23rd November, Minister Joan Burton, T.D., formally launched the Irish Astronomy Trail, a new initiative developed by DIAS in the historic Dunsink Observatory. Dunsink Observatory is now operated by DIAS and is located in Minister Burton’s… Read More

November 2012 – Professor Fergus Kelly awarded Derek Allen prize in Celtic Studies

Fergus Kelly, Senior Professor at the School of Celtic Studies, was awarded the Derek Allen prize in Celtic Studies by the British Academy on 8 November 2012. This annual award is made in turn in Musicology, Numismatics and… Read More

November 2012 – School of Theoretical Physics Statutory Public Lecture 2012 in association with the School of Cosmic Physics

Professor Martin Rees, Baron Rees of Ludlow, O.M., F.R.S. recently visited DIAS and gave the 2012 Statutory Public Lecture of the School of Theoretical Physics. The lecture  entitled  “Cosmic perspectives: from planets to the multiverse” was held in UCD… Read More

School of Celtic Studies: Upcoming lectures by Professor Richard Sharpe (University of Oxford)

“Irish manuscripts and the market in the early nineteenth century”  Tues 6th Nov at 5.00 p.m “The formation and dispersal of Edward O’Reilly’s collection of Irish manuscripts”  Wed 7th Nov at 5.00 p.m. Lecture Theatre, DIAS, 10 Burlington… Read More

Statutory Public Lecture 2012 – School of Celtic Studies

“Irish History and World History: Some views from the pre-Norman era” by Professor Máire Herbert, University College Cork Friday 16th Nov 8:00pm: Theatre R Newman Building, Arts Block, UCD.  Mar chuid de Thionól 2012 Lecture poster

September 2012 – A Fiery Night at Dunsink Observatory

As one of very few science events during Dublin Culture Night 2012, the open night at Dunsink Observatory proved convincingly that astronomy is also part of Dublin’s culture. Favoured by clear skies, more than 700 visitors came out… Read More

September 2012 – School of Cosmic Physics – Statutory Public Lecture 2012

His Excellency Mr Tibor Tóth, Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) recently visited DIAS and gave the 2012 Statutory Public Lecture of the School of Cosmic Physics. The lecture was held… Read More

August 2012 – DIAS Professor elected Vice-President of the new IAU Division in High Energy and Fundamental Physics

Prof. Felix Aharonian (School of Cosmic Physics) was elected Vice-President of the new IAU Division D (High Energy and Fundamental Physics) at the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union held in Beijing in August 2012.

July 2012 – Research by DIAS scientists spotlighted by the American Geophysical Union

The American Geophysical Union selects a small number of key papers from the thousands published each month in AGU journals to highlight. For July, 2012, the AGU has selected a paper written by DIAS scientists.