Welcome to the GoldenLab

The GoldenLab is an interdisciplinary research group in the University of Galway’s College of Science and Engineering.

We work on large scale & complex astronomical data, and look for opportunities to apply the lessons learned to help solve real world problems in areas as diverse as medical imaging and earth observation remote sensing, and in particular, in climate science (see Research)

Involvement in cutting edge astronomical research using both optical and radio telescopes here in Ireland (the I-LOFAR telecope in Birr), in Chile (European Southern Observatory), in South Africa (SALT), and in the United States (James Clerk Maxwell Telescope and the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope) provide the ideal drivers for such technological innovation in imaging, data anaysis and the application of AI solutions.

The Lab is located in the Orbsen Building on the main University of Galway campus, in close proximity to the Centre of Astronomy, the School of Computer Science, the Ryan Institute’s Geospatial Core Facility, and the Medical Physics & Applied Optics groups in the School of Natural Sciences.

If you’re interested in working with us, please get in touch… (more info) !

We are grateful to the College of Science & Engineering for provision of our laboratory facilities, and acknowledge funding from the Health Research Board, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Geological Survey Ireland, the Irish Research Council, and from Science Foundation Ireland.


19. June 2023

Aaron started a 7 night observing run studying brown dwarfs using the Galway Ultra Fast Imager (GUFI) at the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope, part of the Mount Graham International Observatory, Arizona.

16. June 2023

Sumaira represented the University of Galway at the first All-Ireland RNA Club meeting held in the University of Maynooth

1. June 2023

Sai was awarded 24.5 hours observing time on LOFAR (Low Frequency Array) for his proposal Tracing the Heliosphere with pulsars - congratulations Sai!

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