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Evolution and Explosion of Massive Stars

Dublin Meeting at DIAS, 25-26 May 2017

Meetings funded by the Irish Research Council's New Foundations programme to promote research on massive stars and supernovae in Ireland, North and South.

Key Information and News

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Meeting Talks Download talks here!
Meeting Programme Programme available here
Open Night Public open night with a talk about exploding stars by Erkki Kankare from Queen's University Belfast, Wednesday 24th May at 7:30pm at Dunsink Observatory. Free to attend, booking required at https://dias.ie/eestars_opennight
Meeting Location Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Meeting Dates Thursday 25 and Friday 26 May, 2017
Aim The meeting aims to bring together researchers from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, with international colleagues, to stimulate new collaborations and build up existing collaborations.
Registration Registration is now closed; see below.
Support For participants from NI and ROI we can provide support for travel and accommodation (but not food), to be divided out equally between all who request funding. The amount available depends on number of applicants, but it probably won't cover hotel plus travel completely, given current Dublin prices. We also have some funding for invited international participants.
SOC Morgan Fraser, Jose Groh, Rubina Kotak, Jonathan Mackey, John Regan, Jorick Vink
Contact eestars@cp.dias.ie


Registration is now closed and the meeting is pretty full. If you would like to attend, please send an email to eestars@cp.dias.ie stating who you are, why you'd like to attend, and what you work on. We will deal with these requests on a case-by-case basis.

Registered Participants

Name Affiliation
Emma Beasor Liverpool John Moores University
Joachim Bestenlehner University of Sheffield
Ioana Boian Trinity College Dublin
Michael Burton Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
Emma Callis Trinity College Dublin
Alessio Caratti o Garatti Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Masha Chernyakova Dublin City University
Peter Clark Queen's University Belfast
James Connolly Trinity College Dublin
Ben Davies Liverpool John Moores University
Maeve Doyle University College Dublin
Luke Drury Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Sylvia Ekström Geneva Observatory, Switzerland
Ruben Fedriani Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Morgan Fraser University College Dublin
Luca Grassitelli University of Bonn, Germany
Sam Green Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Jose Groh Trinity College Dublin
Lorraine Hanlon University College Dublin
Erin Higgins Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
Robert Izzard Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Erkki Kankare Queen's University Belfast
Patrick Kavanagh Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Rubina Kotak Queen's University Belfast
Maria Koutoulaki Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Cormac Larkin Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
Killian Long University College Cork
Jonathan Mackey Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Kate Maguire Queen's University Belfast
Antonio Martin-Carillo University College Dublin
Shane Moran University College Dublin
Takashi Moriya National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
David Murphy University College Dublin
Laura Murphy Trinity College Dublin
Roger O'Connor Dept of Communications, Climate Action & Environment
Eamon O'Gorman Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
David O'Neill Queen's University Belfast
Tom Ray Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Matt Redman NUI Galway
John Regan Dublin City University
Eliceth Yaneire Rojas Montes Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
Lana Salmon University College Dublin
Debora Sijacki Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Matthew Smith Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Jorick Vink Armagh Observatory and Planetarium


  • Public Open Night at Dunsink Observatory, Wednesday 24th May at 7pm (anyone attending the meeting is welcome to come).
  • Meeting at 10 Burlington Road Thursday 25th to Friday 26th May (detailed programme available here, talks here).
  • Invited speakers: Ben Davies, Sylvia Ekström, Robert Izzard, Takashi Moriya, Debora Sijacki
  • Conference Dinner Thursday 25th May, location Carluccio's (Dawson St.).


Dublin airport has good links to most cities in Europe through Ryanair, Aer Lingus, and other airlines. The Aircoach and Dublin Bus have connections from the airport to Leeson St. Bridge and Baggot St. Bridge, both very close to Burlington Road.
Dublin is also well-served by public transport from most towns in Ireland, north and south.

The meeting will take place at 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4, D04 C932. It is south of Dublin city centre, located within walking distance.
Bus: Use the Dublin Bus route-planner and search the route to Stop 780 (Waterloo Road, Junction Burlington Road).


Dublin hotels and guesthouses are very expensive at the moment because of lack of supply. The best option is to look online at e.g. trivago.ie or a hotel/hostel booking website, e.g. booking.com or hostelworld.com.

For example try this search on trivago for places within 1.5km of Burlington Road on Thursday night.

When your registration is confirmed we will also send you a list of hotels and guesthouses that are often used by visitors to DIAS, some of which may have special rates for DIAS visitors.


Email: eestars@cp.dias.ie
Phone: +353-1-4406656

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