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2021-09-27, 15:00: Dr. Alberto Sanna (INAF)

Dr. Alberto Sanna Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari, INAF, Italy Understanding the formation of High-Mass Stars: lessons from G23.01-0.41  Abstract: Stars more massive than ten times our Sun have had major influence on the history and evolution of the Milky… Read More

Launch date for James Webb Space Telescope announced

ESA, NASA, and Arianespace have today (8 September 2021) jointly defined 18 December 2021 as the target date for the James Webb Space Telescope to launch into space from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Webb is an international… Read More

Outdoor astronomy exhibition launched at the DIAS Burlington Road

(05.07.2021) An outdoor exhibition featuring astronomy photographs will hang at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) at 10 Burlington Road, Dublin for the month of July. The original exhibition features 23 images that have been selected from… Read More

DIAS scientists help reveal ‘exceptional’ cosmic blast in unprecedented detail

New observation challenges established theory of gamma-ray bursts in the universe An international team of scientists, including researchers from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS), have gained the best view ever recorded of gamma-ray bursts – the brightest explosions in the… Read More

Adjunct Researcher Appointments

We are delighted to announce that Prof Antonella Natta has been appointed an Adjunct Professor and Dr Léa Griton an Adjunct Fellow in the Astronomy & Astrophysics Section at DIAS. Professor Antonella Natta Areas of Research: circumstellar disks,… Read More

DIAS “Reach for the Stars”Astrophotography Public Vote

Our public vote is now closed. A gallery of the winning images will be made available on Saturday the 29th May. Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has launched the online public vote to choose Ireland’s best astrophotography images as part… 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 Updates

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DIAS end-of-year statement highlights creativity of researchers during Covid-19 pandemic

The creative ways researchers adapted to life during Covid-19 are being highlighted by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) in an end-of-year statement today. From theoretical physicists solving equations on outdoor blackboards to astronomers building telescopes in… Read More

‘Reach for the Stars’ – DIAS’s Astrophotography Competition

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies is running the inaugural ‘Reach for the Stars’ astrophotography competition in 2021. To read the full terms and conditions for the ‘Reach for the Stars’ competition, please click here. Launched in December… Read More