Sounds of the Earth is an art-science collaboration between the sound-artist and composer David Stalling and scientists at DIAS.  Photograph: Dadang Tri/Reuters

Conversations of great whales, sounds of ships passing, and bursts of vibrations caused by earthquakes are among the sounds listeners can experience i(...)

Reach for the Stars: To the Waters and the Wild, by Josh Mathews, featuring the night sky over Crocknaraw, on the Connemara coast, is the competition’s overall winner

Photographing a night sky is challenging. I once tried capturing the moon’s occultation of Venus. I was prepared: I had been told the precise time to (...)

DIAS competition seeks Ireland’s best astronomy photographs. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Whether it be a supermoon, an orbiting planet or just a simple sunset, night sky enthusiasts are being challenged to capture the best image of the hea(...)

The I-LOFAR telescope was installed at Birr Castle in Co Offaly in 2017 to detect low-frequency radio waves travelling across interstellar space.
Ireland ready to answer ET’s call
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  • September 24, 2020, 05:30

The confirmed detection of a signal from an extraterrestrial (ET) intelligence here on Earth would be one of the most important and historic moments i(...)

World-renowned astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Two of Ireland’s most prominent scientists, Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Prof Luke O’Neill, are headlining a programme of events being hosted by(...)

The understanding of how stars are formed is critical to the understanding of how solar systems like our own are formed.

Irish scientists have made a major discovery on how stars, plants and ultimately us came into being. An international team, led by scientists from th(...)

Hungarian mathematician and physicist Cornelius Lanczos came to Dublin in 1954 and stayed until the end of the 1960s. He once saw fit to correct The Irishman’s Diary on a point of fact. And perhaps more remarkably, he was wrong.

Most people know about Erwin Schrodinger, the great Austrian physicist who spent the 1940s and later working at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Stud(...)

Hungarian Cornelius Lanczos took up a position   at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.

In May 1954, Cornelius Lanczos took up a position as senior professor in the School of Theoretical Physics at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studie(...)

Prof Denis O’Sullivan. Analysed moon rocks brought back by Neil Armstrong on board the Apollo 11 spacecraft. Photograph: Eric Luke

If you are resorting to virtual table quizzes to break the Covid-19 lockdown boredom, try this question: who links these three things – moon rocks, hi(...)

Dr Eucharia Meehan, chief executive and registrar of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, at the  launch of  a year-long programme of events to mark 80 years of discovery at the Institute. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is marking its unique mission and legacy of ground-breaking discoveries with a week of online events culm(...)

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