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Photo of MIRI Group Meeting – September 2017

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is due for launch in 2018 and DIAS convened the team working on one of its major instruments MIRI in Dublin (13th to 15th September) to finalize their plans for using the… Read More

Dr Jonathan Mackey

JONATHAN MACKEY studied Physics and Applied Maths at NUI Galway, going on to do a Masters degree at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Boston. He studied for his PhD at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) from… Read More

DIAS Scholar wins 2017 Earnshaw Medal

Congratulations to Anton Feeney-Johansson on being awarded the Earnshaw medal for best undergraduate physics thesis in Ireland for 2017. Anton carried out his undergraduate project at the school of Cosmic Physics in DIAS and was mentored by Irish… Read More

Dunsink Observatory – Culture Night 2017

Dunsink Observatory is joining in the celebrations of Culture Night on Friday 22nd September 2017. Address : Dunsink Lane,     Castleknock,  D15 (location) Phone   : 087- 6294966 The Observatory will be open from 7:00pm to 11:00pm and during… Read More

28th August 2017 : Workshop on Cherenkov Telescope Array – Ireland

Workshop to discuss participation in the Cherenkov Telescope Array project in Ireland. Funded by the Irish Research Council New Foundations scheme Venue: DIAS, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4 Date: Monday August 28, 2017, 10am – 5pm (approx.) The… Read More

13th July – DIAS medal awarded to German scientist

Professor Christian Spiering was awarded the 2017 O’Ceallaigh medal at the opening of the 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference in Busan, Korea, on Thursday 13th July.  The medal was  presented by Professor Luke Drury, Director of the School… Read More

Mon 26th June – Team of Astronomers led by DIAS Astronomer Use Alma to Make the Most Detailed Image of Another Star that has Ever Been Produced

An international team of astronomers have used ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array), the world’s largest radio telescope, to make the most detailed image of the surface of a star (other than our Sun) that has ever been created… Read More

The First meeting to promote research on massive stars and supernovae in Ireland was held in DIAS May 25-26

In 2016 a number of new Astronomy and Astrophysics research groups were set up in the ROI to study massive stars, their evolution, and explosion. Following on from this a series of meetings have been proposed linking these… Read More

DIAS Research Forum 2018 – Friday 11th May

An inter-disciplinary research forum has been scheduled for Friday 11 May 2018, 3-5pm at Burlington Road. The forum is intended to be an informal event that provides post-doctoral scholars and PhD students with the opportunity to share and… Read More

Wednesday 22nd February: DIAS General Interest Seminar – ‘Recent Trends in the Philosophy of Science’

Title: Recent Trends in the Philosophy of Science Speaker: Dr Finnur Dellsén (University College Dublin) Abstract: Many working scientists are familiar with Karl Popper’s vision of science as the concerted effort to falsify extent theories and replace them with new… Read More