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DIAS “Reach for the Stars”Astrophotography Public Vote

Our public vote is now live! We have had some fantastic entries for our inaugural “Reach for the Stars”Astrophotography competition. And while our judges are busy in the background casting their votes it’s time for the public to… Read More

DIAS Summer Studentships 2021

DIAS SUMMER STUDENTSHIPS 2021 The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) conducts advanced studies exploring big questions of the 21st century and beyond. Its research gains insights into Celtic society and its legacy; progresses our understanding of our… Read More

DIAS Astronomy & Astrophysics Summer Studentships 2021

As part of the DIAS Summer Studentships programme in 2021, DIAS Astrophysics is delighted to offer several Summer Studentships. DIAS Astrophysics undertakes research in solar physics, space weather, planetary magnetospheres, star formation, astrophysical jets, massive stars, and high… Read More

DIAS Updates

Newsletter: From Astrophotography to Volcanoes and everything in-between Newsletter: With History, Culture & Samhain events we’ve been busy Newsletter: Even in light of restrictions our work continues

2021-03-30, 15:00: Dr. Stanley Owocki (University of Delaware)

Dr. Stanley Owocki University of Delaware, USA Magnetospheres of Magnetic Massive Stars Abstract: Massive, luminous, hot stars lack the hydrogen recombination convection zone that induces the magnetic dynamo cycle of cooler, solar-type stars. Nonetheless, modern spectropolarimetry has revealed… Read More

2021-06-08, 15:00: Dr. Jennifer Carter (University of Leicester)

Dr. Jennifer Carter University of Leicester, UK Finding our SMILE Abstract: TBC

2021-05-18, 15:00: Prof. Philippe Zarka (Observatoire de Paris)

Prof. Philippe Zarka Observatoire de Paris, France Perspectives on ground-based observations of Jupiter Abstract: Radio emissions from Jupiter have been studied for 66 years from the ground and 44 years from space. Although our knowledge has much progressed,… Read More

2021-05-04, 15:00: Mr. Mayur Bakrania (UCL)

Mr. Mayur Bakrania University College London, UK Applying unsupervised learning and outlier detection methods to characterise magnetotail plasma sheet populations and instabilities Abstract: Collisionless space plasma environments are characterised by distinct particle populations that typically do not mix…. Read More

2021-04-20, 15:00: Ms. Tatiana Pavlidou, Mr. Sam Pearson and Dr. Aleks Scholz (University of St. Andrews)

Ms. Tatiana Pavlidou, Mr. Sam Pearson and Dr. Aleks Scholz University of St. Andrews, UK Going wide and deep: the quest for a census of young stars and brown dwarfs Abstract: Surveys are the foundation of all disciplines… Read More

2021-04-13, 15:00: Dr. Jonathan Nichols (University of Leicester)

Dr. Jonathan Nichols University of Leicester, UK The auroras of Jupiter and Saturn with Hubble: recent results Abstract: Planetary auroras are excited when energetic charged particles funnel down a planet’s magnetic field lines and impact the atmosphere. They… Read More