Dr. Emma Whelan of the School of Cosmic Physics in the Dublin
Institute of Advanced Studies is involved in research into how stars and
consequently planets are formed. Dr. Whelan and Professor Tom Ray of
D.I.A.S have done extensive research on outflows from Brown Dwarfs using
the VLT Telescope. Their ground - breaking research on these
"failed stars" has shed light into how stars are born in the
first instance. In this lecture Dr. Whelan will talk about the
research undertaken at D.I.A.S as well as bringing up to date with
research into this exciting area of astronomy worldwide.
Dr. Emma Whelan is from Dublin. She attended secondary
school at Loreto School Balbriggan. She then studied Physics with
Astrophysics at Trinity College Dublin completed her Phd and is
currently involved in research into star formation at the Dublin
Institute for Advanced Studies.
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Admission: € 5 (€ 3 members and concessions)