“One might say that the purpose of the scientific schools of the Institute is to play a small but effective part in trying to satisfy man’s insatiable desire to understand how nature works” - J.L. Synge Senior, Professor at @StpDias from 1948–1972 #DIASdiscovers
The DIAS School of Celtic Studies @SCSLibrary trace the development of Celtic languages through a study of its different stages of attestation from earliest times to the spoken languages of today. Tuilleadh eolais ar an scoil le fáil anseo: twitter.com/SCSLibrary#DIASdiscovers
In 2012, we launched the Irish Astronomy Trail, which links all the key astronomy sites on the island of Ireland and is a cross-border initiative with the Armagh Observatory. Find out about the trail here: astronomytrail.ie#DIASdiscovers
When sitting down to dinner on the 25th, spare a thought for the 1st astronauts in space at #Christmas who settled down to hot cocoa, cookies, corn chowder, chicken and gravy. Find out about the first Christmas in space aboard Apollo 8 at ietv.co/2EdRJ7s. #DIASdiscovers
Don't forget that the "Forecasting the Unpredictable: earthquake science in a crowded world" public lecture is being given tomorrow in @tcddublin by Professor John McCloskey, Chair in Natural Hazards Science at @EdinburghUni. All info at bit.ly/2QphEQJ. #DIASdiscovers
‘The scientist only imposes two things, namely truth and sincerity, imposes them upon himself and upon other scientists’ – Erwin Schrodinger. Schrodinger was the first Director of Theoretical Physics at DIAS. #DIASdiscovers
At DIAS we contribute to the implementation of a range of national strategies and road maps – Innovation 2020, the National Strategy for Higher Education 2030, the Action Plan for Education and the Global Island policy. We have the future of Ireland at the core of our vision.