Juno Initiatives


Female staff-student meetings

We have held our first informal female staff-student meeting on 30 April 2019.  Items discussed were IOP Juno, Athena SWAN, gender issues in our department, gender issues in secondary school, career options for women, and perceptions in wider society.

No meeting was held in the spring of 2020 because of Covid19, but we are planning to have a meeting in the spring of 2021.

Courses and events attended by staff

  • 10 November 2020: Emma Whelan and Grainne Roche attended a training session on "Offering Support in the Aftermath of Rape and Sexual Assault" given by Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.
  • 10 December 2019: academic staff and post-graduate students attended the workshop "GST1: Professional Development & Employability and workshop on Unconscious Bias, Diversity & Inclusion" at Maynooth University, organised by MU Athena SWAN.
  • 19 April 2018: Peter van der Burgt attended "Gender issues in academia: lessons from the H2020 GENERA project" held at DIAS.  More information on the Genera project at https://genera-project.com/.
  • 14 November 2017: Peter van der Burgt attended a Juno Network Ireland Meeting at DCU organised by IOP Ireland.

Seminars by women in physics

Look at our seminar page for more information about our current seminars.

Friday 12 March 2021
Dr. Priscilla Mooney
NORCE & Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway
Title to be announced

Friday 27 November 2020
Dr. Jennifer Gaughran
School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University
"The Role of Microfluidics in Point-of-Care Diagnostics"

Friday 21 February 2020
Dr. Mar Mezcua
Institute of Space Sciences (ICE,CSIC), Barcelona, Spain
"Feeding and Feedback from Little Monsters: Black Holes in Dwarf Galaxies"
(Joint seminar with Theoretical Physics)

Friday 14 February 2020
Dr. Denise Gabuzda
Department of Physics, University College Cork
"Building up a Picture of the Global Magnetic Fields of Relativistic Jets from Active Galactic Nuclei"

Friday 10 May 2019
Julianne Kealy
Department of Experimental Physics, Maynooth University
"Detection of infrasound in the Earth’s upper atmosphere by observing nightglow emissions"

Friday 15 February 2019
Dr. Natalie Kaifler
Institute for Physics of the Atmosphere, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
"Lidar soundings of the middle atmosphere: Temperature, gravity waves and noctilucent clouds"

Friday 23 November 2018
Dr. Donna Rodgers-Lee
University of Hertfordshire, UK
"The ionising effect of low energy stellar cosmic rays in protoplanetary disks"

Friday 11 May 2018
Sharon Rourke
Department of Experimental Physics, Maynooth University
"Gravity Waves and Ripples near the Mesopause above Davis Station, Antarctica during the Period 1999-2013"

Friday 27 April 2018
Dr. Orlagh Creevey
Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Nice, France
"Using an old nearby star to constrain our understanding of the Milky Way"

Friday 20 April 2018
Eimante Kalinauskaite
Department of Experimental Physics, Maynooth University
"Electromagnetic and Quasi-optical Analysis of Cavity Coupled Bolometers for Millimeter Wave and Far-Infrared Receivers"

Friday 2 February 2018
Dr. Rachael Ainsworth
Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK
"Low Mass Young Stars at Metre Wavelengths"