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UCD Physics team contribute to successful deployment of Irish LOFAR Radio TelescopeUCD Physics team contribute to successful deployment of Irish LOFAR Radio Telescope (21/07/2017)

A team consisting of Assoc. Prof. John Quinn, Ph.D. student Sean Mooney, and undergraduate Physics with Astronomy and Space Science students Rachel Dunwoody and Kevin Flanagan were involved in the installation of the I-LOFAR Radio Telescope in Birr, Co. Offaly, during summer 2017. The station has passed its commissioning tests and has produced its first image of the sky. It will be officially switched on by Minister of State for Training and Skills John Halligan on 27th July, 2017. I-LOFAR will operate as part of the International LOFAR Telescope with stations spread across Europe to offer unprecedented resolution at low radio frequencies to study the Universe.


High-Energy Astrophysics PhD Student Se├ín Mooney wins 2nd place for best student poster at the U.K. Royal Astronomical Society National Astronomy Meeting 2017.High-Energy Astrophysics PhD Student Seán Mooney wins 2nd place for best student poster at the U.K. Royal Astronomical Society National Astronomy Meeting 2017. (17/07/2017)

Seán Mooney, who is in the first year of his PhD studies in the High-Energy Astrophysics Group in the UCD School of Physics, attended the U.K. Royal Astronomical Society National Astronomy Meeting 2017 (NAM2017) in Hull, U.K. from 2nd-6th of July 2017 where he was awarded the Oxford University Press Prize (runner up) for the best student poster. Seán's poster described this PhD research project that is to study the structures in the jet of the blazar 3C 273 at low radio frequencies using the LOFAR telescope array, to which an Irish station is currently being installed in Birr, Co. Offaly.


UCD Undergraduate Student Experience at Oxford: conference for undergraduate women in physics (CUWIP)UCD Undergraduate Student Experience at Oxford: conference for undergraduate women in physics (CUWIP) (13/07/2017)

Niamh Maher (undergraduate TP student) talks about the CUWIP Conference held in Oxford during the 2-week break in term of March 2017. She wants to pursue physics research after finishing her degree at UCD but is unsure where exactly and in what specialty. UCD School of Physics nominated and supported her to attend a conference to help decide upon her next steps and how to handle being in a male dominated field.


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