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. Peter Gallagher gave a 5-min elevator pitch on I-LOFAR. The talk generated a lot of interests from ICT researchers in particular.
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.
The Irish LOFAR Consortium 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 of Physics and the International LOFAR Consortium are also strongly supportive.
Members of the I-LOFAR consortium visited the international LOFAR station in Potsdam in March 2012.
On July 12, the Science Squad visited Birr Castle to hear all about one of ireland’s most exciting proposed projects, the I-LOFAR radio telescope.