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M8.2 Fiji Region, 19th August 2018

An earthquake with magnitude 8.2 occurred in Fiji on the 19th August 2018 at 00:20 UTC. For more details please see this post on the INSN homepage.

M6.9 Lombok Region, Indonesia, 5th August 2018

An earthquake with magnitude 6.9 occurred in the Lombok Region of Indonesia on the 5th August 2018 at 11:46 UTC. For more details please see this post on the INSN homepage.

30th July 2018: Minister John Halligan unveils plaque to commemorate ‘telescope-maker extraordinaire’, Thomas Grubb

John Halligan TD, Minister of State for Skills, Training, Innovation, Research and Development, has today (30.07.18) unveiled a plaque to commemorate the contribution of Thomas Grubb to astronomy in Ireland and worldwide. In the 1830s, Thomas Grubb pioneered… Read More

20th July 2018: Visit to DIAS by H.E. Mr. Miguel Malfavón, Ambassador of Mexico to Ireland

His Excellency Mr. Miguel Malfavón, Ambassador of Mexico to Ireland, visited DIAS on Friday 20th July and met with Dr Eucharia Meehan (Registrar and CEO of DIAS) and Professor Denjoe O’Connor (Senior Professor in the School of Theoretical… Read More

19th July 2018: Moon Cycle to DIAS Dunsink Observatory as part of Festival of Curiosity

The ‘Moon Cycle’ took place last night (19.07.18) as part of the Festival of Curiosity.  DIAS Dunsink Observatory was established in 1785, and has been part of DIAS since 1947.  It now functions primarily as an outreach centre… Read More

23rd June 2018: Dunsink Observatory designated Ireland’s first European site of historical significance

Dunsink Observatory, part of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS), sealed its status as one of Ireland’s most important scientific sites today (23.06.18), when it was recognised by the European Physical Society as a “site of historical… Read More

13th June 2018 : School of Theoretical Physics Statutory Public Lecture by Professor Terence Rudolph

This year marks the 75th Anniversary of Professor Erwin Schrödinger’s ‘What is Life?’ Lecture Series.  Prof. Erwin Schrödinger, Nobel Prize-winner, was the Director of the School of Theoretical Physics at the DIAS from 1940-1956. To commemorate this anniversary,… Read More

13th June 2018 : Grandsons of Schrödinger and de Valera mark 75 years of ground-breaking science

The grandsons of two men who played a key role in Irish public life during the 20th Century met for the first time today (13.06.18) at an event in Dublin commemorating the life’s work of Nobel prize-winner and… Read More

May 2018 : DIAS led HERSK project field work in Iceland started recently

The field season of the DIAS led HERSK project started last week when Icelandic Met Office engineers transported seismic gear with skidoos onto Hekla volcano. The HEkla Real-time Seismic networK project is funded by the GSI shortcall program… Read More

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Schrödinger’s ‘What is Life?’ lectures

This year marks the 75th Anniversary of Professor Erwin Schrödinger’s ‘What is Life?’ Lecture Series.  Prof. Erwin Schrödinger, Nobel Prize-winner, was the Director of the School of Theoretical Physics at the DIAS from 1940-1956. DIAS have launched a… Read More