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DIAS Astrophotography competition goes mobile for 2024

‘Reach for the Stars’, the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies’ (DIAS) astrophotography competition, has returned for the fourth year running and is calling on Ireland’s budding astro-photographers to submit their images. This year the competition has added a… Read More

Irish scientists are part of groundbreaking discovery with James Webb Space Telescope

Irish astronomers, in cluding researchers from Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS), are part of an international team that has detected radiation from a veiled neutron star in the Supernova 1987A (SN 1987A), using the James Webb Space… Read More

2024-01-30 Maria Koutoulaki (University of Leeds)

A VLTI view of Massive Young Stellar Objects Abstract: The formation of massive stars, objects with masses larger than eight times solar, is central to stellar astronomy and galactic evolution. In recent years, significant progress has been made in… Read More

An Efficient Particle Accelerator in the Galactic Microquasar SS 433’s Jets revealed through Gamma-Ray Observation by the H.E.S.S. Observatory

SS 433 stands out as one of the most intriguing objects within our Milky Way. At its core, a black hole draws material from a closely orbiting companion star, creating a hot accretion disk. Notably, a pair of… Read More

Minister Harris welcomes the launch of consortium to enhance space observation

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has welcomed Ireland’s involvement in founding a new consortium that will enhance scientific research and observation of the Universe.  LOFAR (Low Frequency Array) is an… Read More

Moon rocks with unique dust found

Research team, including members of the Planetary Magnetospheres group at DIAS, studies interaction of dust with rocks and discovers potential magnetic anomalies Our Earth’s Moon is almost completely covered in dust. Unlike on Earth, this dust is not… Read More

DIAS Professor announced as next President of the European Southern Observatory’s Council

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is today (07.12.23) welcoming the announcement of Tom Ray, Senior Professor and Director of Cosmic Physics at DIAS, as the next president of the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) main governing body,… Read More

DIAS scientist involved in pioneering research revealing insights into atmosphere on other planets 

A team of European astronomers, including Prof Tom Ray from DIAS Astronomy & Astrophysics, used recent observations made with the James Webb Space Telescope to study the atmosphere of the nearby exoplanet WASP-107b. Peering deep into the fluffy… Read More

DIAS announces programme for Samhain agus Science festival 2023

Things that go bump in the night: bats, dark energy and worlds beyond our own at Samhain agus Science 2023 How can the unique biology of bats help us solve some of the greatest challenges that humans face… Read More

Samhain agus Science 2023

Samhain agus Science, now in its 6th year, is an annual initiative of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies taking place each year during Halloween. From spooky science to the mysteries of the Celtic festival of Samhain, DIAS… Read More