2018 Space Science Poster SessionUCD Space Science and Technology masters students presented their summer research project work at a poster session on 31st August 2018. We were delighted to see all the good work that the students have been involved in over the summer. We were thrilled that 5 of 7 students on industry internships were offered full-time employment. One student continues her six-month placement in the European Space Agency. 9 more students presented academic research projects, of which 2 were offered PhD positions. We wish them all every success in their future careers, and we look forward to meeting the new MSc class in September!
Undergraduate Summer Intern Poster Competition 2018UCD School of Physics held its annual Undergraduate Summer Internship Poster Competition 26th July 2018. Each year the School hosts undergraduate interns from institutions in Ireland and abroad, with twelve students completing the programme this year. Internship topics ranged from experimental to theoretical, across numerous research groups. Additionally, some students’ projects were designed to enhance lab-based experiments taken by our undergraduate students throughout the academic year.
VERITAS supplies critical piece to neutrino discovery puzzleThe VERITAS collaboration, including UCD School of Physics members Assoc. Prof.
John Quinn and Ph.D. student Ste O'Brien, has confirmed the detection of very-high-
energy gamma-ray emission from the vicinity of a supermassive black hole,
observations prompted by the detection of a spatially coincident high-energy
neutrino event by the IceCube collaboration. This black hole is potentially the first
known astrophysical source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, a type of ghostly
subatomic particle, and the observations represent a breakthrough in multi-