Kilonava observation marks the dawn of Multi-Messenger Astronomy

In October 2017, following the observation of gamma-ray bursts, visible light, and gravitational waves, all from the same event (a ‘kilonova’, the merging of two incredibly dense neutron stars), several papers were published in the journal Nature and elsewhere outlining the importance of the discovery.   Elena Pian, astronomer with the Italian National Institute for […]

Trinity professor elected Advisor to the Director of European Space Agency

Peter Gallagher, a Trinity Astrophysics Professor, has been elected as the Advisor to the Director of Science at the European Space Agency (ESA). Along with eleven other members of the Space Science Advisory Committee (SSAC), Professor Gallagher will execute a number of missions under the ESA “Cosmic Vision 2015-2025” plan.   The agenda of the […]

Fresh to the Cobblestones: Trinity Space Society

  “For a long time,” Stephen Ennis admits, “I believed that Space was something for genius minds in Pasadena [NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory]. I never believed us humble Irish could play a part.” With the work of space-oriented companies such as the ESA and ISIG, things are now changing at a fast pace for Ireland. […]

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