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Columbia-DIAS-Yale Initiative

The Columbia-DIAS-Yale (CDY) Initiative is a series of seminars and meetings established by Columbia University (New York), Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (Dublin), and Yale University (New Haven). After a summer break the seminar series is back again,… Read More

Inaugural lecture of Prof. Caitríona Jackman

On Thursday, September 8th 2022, we celebrated the inaugural lecture of Prof. Caitríona Jackman at DIAS Dunsink Observatory. We were honored to have government representatives, representatives from funding bodies including SFI and IRC, colleagues from universities across Ireland, … Read More

Five DIAS researchers secure SFI-IRC Pathways funding for their work

This morning (29.08.2022) Minister Simon Harris, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science announced an investment of €28.5 million across 53 research projects to support Ireland’s emerging research talent.  We are delighted that five of… Read More

Reach for the Stars Astrophotography Competition 2022 – Winners Revealed

The ‘Milky Way Arch over Pine Island’ and ‘A Fiery Rosette’ have been selected as the 2022 winning images in the Reach for the Stars astrophotography competition, run by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. Taking the first… Read More

Embracing a Rejected Star

Zeta Ophiuchi is a star with a complicated past, having likely been ejected from its birthplace by a powerful stellar explosion. A new look by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory helps tell more of the story of this runaway… Read More

First images from world’s largest space telescope livestreamed by DIAS in Dublin

Carina star and planet formation region as seen by the JWST

Irish developers mark historic moment for James Webb Space Telescope at special event (12.07.2022) The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) has released the first full-colour images from the world’s largest space telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope,… Read More

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the DIAS Solar Physics and Space Weather Group

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) Astronomy & Astrophysics Section working with the Solar Physics and Space Weather Group on the SURROUND cubesat mission and the STELLAR project. The… Read More

DIAS Cosmic Physics marks 75 years of ground-breaking discoveries about our planet and universe

From the first ever Irish experiment in space, to landmark insights on volcanoes, the School of Cosmic Physics at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) will continue to play a leading role in strengthening our understanding of… Read More

In a world first, Irish scientists observe cosmic explosion with unprecedented detail

(14.03.2022) For the first time in international science, researchers from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) have observed a cosmic explosion with unprecedented detail and witnessed particle acceleration outside our solar system. DIAS scientists, including: Dr. Jonathan… Read More

Cosmic particle accelerator at its limit

H.E.S.S. researchers observe time-dependent particle acceleration outside our solar system for the first time. Novae are powerful eruptions on the surface of very old, very compact stars know as white dwarfs in a binary star system, in which… Read More