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September 2020

Festival of History – The Impact and Legacy of Erwin Schrödinger´s ´What is Life?´

16th September 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Prof Luke O'Neill will guide us through the history of DIAS's first Director of Theoretical Physics contributions during his time in Dublin. This will include an online screening of the 'Thinking Outside the Box - Schrödinger in Ireland´…

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Join us for Culture Night

18th September 2020

*DIAS 2020 PUBLIC EVENT* This Culture Night visit the open DIAS buildings and delve into the research questions being tackled by our talented staff. This will address our DIAS 2020 themes of Listening to our planet Reaching for…

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October 2020

Maths Week: Einstein’s Relativity – Pythagoras for Space and Time

15th October 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Speaker: Ian Jubb (DIAS) Einstein's Theory of Relativity revolutionised the way we understand the universe. Its implications for the world around us are far reaching; from black holes and the Big Bang, to more everyday technology like GPS.…

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‘Black holes, the boundaries of reality and the deep structure of space and time’ with Dr Astrid Eichhorn

26th October 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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*DIAS 2020 PUBLIC EVENT* Samhain agus Science 2020 Black holes are among the most fascinating objects that our universe harbours. Recent breakthroughs have made it possible for us to observe them directly - the Event Horizon Telescope has…

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Close Encounters with the Other Kind.

28th October 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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**DIAS 2020 PUBLIC EVENT** Samhain agus Science 2020 International Storyteller and bestselling author Steve Lally will be discussing his book (co-written with Paula Flynn Lally) ‘Irish Gothic - Fairy Stories from the 32 Counties of Ireland’, along with…

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‘Rosalind Franklin, Éamon de Valera and the Irish Role in the Discovery of the Secret of Life’ with Prof Mark Lawler

30th October 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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*DIAS 2020 PUBLIC EVENT* Samhain agus Science 2020 As a geneticist, our speaker Mark Lawler has always been fascinated about the research that uncovered the “Secret of Life” as Francis Crick described the discovery of the structure of…

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‘Searching for Dark Matter: A true story of things that go bump in the night’ with Prof Alex Murphy

31st October 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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*DIAS 2020 PUBLIC EVENT* Presented as part of Samhain agus Science to celebrate Dark Matter Day. It’s a remarkable claim, but today’s scientists are convinced that everything we have ever observed, stars, planets, ourselves - everything! - constitutes…

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November 2020

‘Mapping a literary landscape: medieval Irish dindshenchas, narratives of place’ with Prof Máire Ní Mhaonaigh

2nd November 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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**DIAS 2020 PUBLIC EVENT** Samhain agus Science 2020 The landscape of Ireland forms the focus of an extensive body of medieval literature, Dindshenchas Érenn (Knowledge of Ireland’s Notable Places). Dealing with over two hundred places and natural features,…

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An Evening of Meteors, Massive Stars and Citizen Science

3rd November 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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As part of the 2020 Samhain agus Science festival at Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS), our Astronomy & Astrophysics section will launch its Royal Society-funded Citizen Science meteor-spotting project. Our researchers will be joined by special guests…

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Marsquakes! – Statutory Public Lecture, School of Cosmic Physics

19th November 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online

Join us on Thursday the 19th November for Marsquakes! What we have learnt from the NASA InSight mission after 1 Martian year on the surface by Professor John Clinton. NASA’s InSight Mission landed on Mars in November 2018.…

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