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Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Two postdoctoral positions are currently available:


The Astronomy & Astrophysics Section undertakes research on solar and stellar physics, space weather, planetary science, star formation, the interstellar medium, high energy astrophysics and instrumentation. It has contributed to many international projects and is currently involved in space missions such as Solar Orbiter and the James Webb Space Telescope and ground-based facilities such as LOFAR and the European Southern Observatory. The Section includes approximately 35 researchers based at Fitzwilliam Place in central Dublin. It also runs popular visitor nights and public engagement events at DIAS Dunsink Observatory in west Dublin.

The work of the Astronomy & Astrophysics Section is documented in the annual reports (2016201520142013201220112010200920082007200620052004) and in “Fort Years of Research in Space (1972-2012)” and “DIAS: 50 Years as Space Research Pioneers” by Prof. Denis O’Sullivan.

Research Groups

Major areas of interest include:

Meet some of our astrophysicists in the video below and learn about what they get up to as they reach for the stars!