Entries by Hannah Currivan

I-LOFAR Project Update

Dr. Peter Gallagher gave an update on I-LOFAR at an ESFRI meeting hosted by Forfas and the Higher Education Authority in Dublin. ESFRI, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, is a strategic instrument to develop the scientific integration of Europe and to strengthen its international outreach.

I-LOFAR featured in Irish Times

“As US funding wanes, European scientists are taking the lead in the search for extra-terrestrial life. A network of interconnected radio telescopes is the latest advance – and a bid is in place to link Ireland to the grid, enabling us to take huge photos of the night sky, writes JOHN HOLDEN” in the Irish […]


The Irish LOFAR Consortium has received its strongest support to date from a number of Irish Government agencies and the International LOFAR Consortium. Science Foundation Ireland, the Royal Irish Academy, Discover Science & Engineering, and the Office of the Government Chief Scientist have all expressed their support for this exciting international project. Furthermore, the Institute […]


The kick-off meeting of the I-LOFAR Consortium took place in the RIA in Dublin. Over 20 researchers from across Ireland attended the meeting, which also included a talk by Prof. George Miley from the Leiden University. A copy of the agenda and topics discussed at the meeting can be downloaded from: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3521586/gallagher_kick_off_20110105.pdf Our plan is […]

International LOFAR Talk

I-LOFAR was presented at the International LOFAR Telescope Consortium meeting in Amsterdam by Peter Gallagher. The presentation can be downloaded from: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3521586/gallagher_ilt_final.pdf The presentation was well received by the ILT Board. We have been invited to give an update on our progress in Ireland in June 2011.

I-LOFAR white paper

We have prepared a white paper that outlines our plans for the Irish LOFAR station, which can be accessed at: http://www.tinyurl.com/ilofarwhitepaper Please do let us know if have any advice on how this project can be progressed or possibly are interested in supporting I-LOFAR. contact Dr. Peter Gallagher (peter.gallagher@tcd.ie).


The I-LOFAR kick-off meeting will take place at the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin on Wednesday, January 5 at 2pm. The agenda is:      1. Welcome 2. International LOFAR network overview and status 3. I-LOFAR management structure and work packages 4. Irish LOFAR Science 5. Sites 6. Industrial links 7. Education & Public Outreach 8. Funding-raising strategy 9. […]


Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)’s 2010 Science Summit was held in Athlone, where over 300 of Ireland’s leading scientific researchers gathered for a two-day strategic think-in. The theme of this year’s Summit was “Mining Minds – A New Decade of Discovery”. Peter Gallagher gave a 5-min elevator pitch on I-LOFAR. The talk generated a lot of interests from […]

Get Excited for the New I-LOFAR Website & boxes

Monday: I received an email early this morning from Alan the web designer for the new I-LOFAR website, to met with him at 3pm, where we discussed the new I-LOFAR website and where everything is on it and what we are keeping (such as the headings), the website look amazing and so modern. For the […]

Online Lectures & Slack !!!!

Monday: I started my week with covering online lectures where I focused mainly on lectures covering  “Radio Observations of Coronal Mass Ejections”, which  Aoife (PhD Student) recommended. I started my lectures covering the preliminaries, where they covered the specific Intensity, the Flux Density, and the Units, then I moved onto radioactive transfer and optical depth; […]