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Irish scientists are part of groundbreaking discovery with James Webb Space Telescope

Irish astronomers, in cluding researchers from Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS), are part of an international team that has detected radiation from a veiled neutron star in the Supernova 1987A (SN 1987A), using the James Webb Space… Read More

Dr Pauline Gagnon (formerly of CERN) to deliver two talks at DIAS

What were Albert Einstein’s first wife’s contributions to his extraordinary productivity in the beginning of his career? Why are sexism, homophobia and racism still so prevalent in physics? In two separate upcoming talks, hosted by Dublin Institute for… Read More

DIAS Professor announced as next President of the European Southern Observatory’s Council

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is today (07.12.23) welcoming the announcement of Tom Ray, Senior Professor and Director of Cosmic Physics at DIAS, as the next president of the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) main governing body,… Read More

Quake Shake: New programme encourages people to get involved in monitoring earthquakes

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) and Geological Survey Ireland are encouraging the next wave of ‘citizen seismologists’ through a new programme – Quake Shake – which was launched on 05 December 2023. Seismology is the study of… Read More

To the moon and back – DIAS punching above its weight with involvement in international space missions

As the pioneer of space research in Ireland, the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) has today (11.10.23) released updates on six major space missions, in which the Institute is currently involved in, marking the end of Space… Read More

A star is born: Irish scientists capture a stellar birth using the James Webb Space Telescope

A team of astronomers led by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) have captured one of the most advanced images of a stellar birth ever taken. The research observations, which were led by Tom Ray, Senior Professor… Read More

Capturing the night sky: DIAS Reach for the Stars 2023 Results

‘M51 – A Galactic Dance’ and ‘Ghost Ship’ have been selected as the 2023 winning images in the ‘Reach for the Stars’ astrophotography competition, run by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. Taking the first prize in the… Read More

Irish space scientists develop new project using AI to forecast space weather

Space scientists from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) have developed a new project, using artificial intelligence, which will allow them to give faster and more accurate warnings about powerful explosions on the Sun, known as solar… Read More

Irish scientists discover why Ireland has fewer earthquakes than Britain

Earthquake traces

(08.06.2023) A team of researchers from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) and the University of Cambridge has discovered that variations in the thickness of tectonic plates relate directly to the distribution and risk of earthquakes in… Read More

Taoiseach launches strategic North-South astronomy partnership

A new collaboration between three historic observatories on the island of Ireland was officially launched at a reception attended by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, held at the House of Lords, Bank of Ireland College Green on Friday,… Read More