DIAS group photos

Starting in the early 1940s, and continuing into the 1950s, official group photos of scientists were taken at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS). Most were taken outdoors, many on the occasion of colloquia. Some were taken at Áras an Uachtaráin in Phoenix Park.

Several are presented below, with each person numbered in the case of large group photos, along with lists attempting to identify everyone depicted. (If a number is inside the outline of a person's body or hairdo, the number refers to that person. If a number is not inside any person's outline, the number refers to the person directly below that number.)

Additions, comments and corrections are welcome via email.

Big thanks to ET for adding numbers to most of these photos, and to Hugh Tinney, Jack Fahy, Ed Fahy, Dave Fegan, Luke Drury, Vincent Hart, Tony O'Farrell, Theo Honohan and others for their enthusiasm and expertise.

Year 1 (1940?): 8 people

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Back row: Albert Joseph McConnell, Domhnall MacGrianna (DIAS registrar), Bill McCrea, Felix E.W. Hackett
Front row: Erwin Schrödinger, Arthur Conway, Éamon de Valera, Rev. Patrick Browne

Year 2 (1942): 4 people at Áras an Uachtaráin

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Mrs Kane (who was she?), Paul Dirac, Sheila Power, Arthur Stanley Eddington

Year 2 (Jul 1942): 37 people & 39 people

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• 1 Sheila Power
• 2 Rev. Patrick Browne
• 3 Paul Dirac
• 4 Éamon de Valera
• 5 Arthur William Conway
• 6 Arthur Stanley Eddington
• 7 Erwin Schrödinger
• 8 Albert Joseph McConnell
• 9 Felix E.W. Hackett
• 10 Ernest Walton
• 11 Eoghan McKenna
• 12 George Keating
• 13 David Franklin
• 14 Rev. Michael Egan
• 15 John James Nolan
• 16 James Richard (Dick) Timoney
• 17 Rev. Patrick McLaughlin
• 18 Patrick Joseph Nolan
• 19 Donal McCarthy
• 20 Walter Heitler
• 21 Rev. J. Riverdale Colthurst
• 22 T. S. (Stan) Broderick
• 23 James (Jim) Hamilton
• 24 T. W. Kingston
• 25 C. Heilfron
• 26 Charles H. Rowe
• 27 Rev. Richard Ernest (listed as A R) Ingram
• 28 James Robert (Jim) McConnell
• 29 Thomas E. Nevin
• 30 Henry St J Atkins
• 31 Martin J. Newell
• 32 William (Liam) Honohan
• 33 Huan-Wu Peng (blocked in second photo by 23 Jim Hamilton)
• 34 Paul Peter Ewald
• 35 Philip Gormley
• 36 Michael Power
• 37 Cormac O Ceallaigh
• 38 Domhnall MacGrianna (DIAS registrar, not visible in first photo)
• 39 John Joseph McHenry (not visible in first photo)

Year 3 (1943): 40 people

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1. Walter Heitler
2. Albert Joseph McConnell
3. Erwin Schrödinger
4. Éamon de Valera
5. Arthur William Conway
6. Max Born
7. Kathleen Lonsdale
8. Paul Peter Ewald
9. Felix E. W. Hackett
10. John J. Nolan
11. Ernest Walton
12. Sheila Power
13. Hwan-Wu Peng
14. Eoghan McKenna?
15. George Keating
16. Thomas E. Nevin
17. ?
18. ?
19. Jim Hamilton
20. Rev. J. Riverdale Colthurst
21. ?
22. Margaret McDonnell
23. Woman
24. Michael Power
25. ?
26. ?
27. ?
28. Philip Gormley?
29. ?
30. Domhnall MacGrianna (DIAS Registrar)
31. ?
32. ?
33. John Joseph McHenry?
34. ?
35. Rev. James Robert (Jim) McConnell
36. ?
37. Patrick J. Nolan
38. ?
39. ?
40. ?

Year 4 (1944?): 35 people

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Is Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter here somewhere? How about Cécile Morette?

1: Lajos Jánossy
2: Max Born
3: Rev. Patrick Browne
4: Paul Dirac
5: Éamon de Valera
6: Arthur William Conway
7: Erwin Schrödinger
8: Albert Joseph McConnell?
9: Walter Heitler
10: Felix E: W. Hackett
11: Rev: J. Riverdale Colthurst?
12: ?
13: Sheila Power
14: Mary Conway
15: Hwan-Wu Peng
16: Rev. James Robert (Jim) McConnell
17: ?
18: Nevill Francis Mott?
19: George Keating?
20: Domhnall MacGrianna (DIAS Registrar)
21: ?
22: fear gorm
23: ?
24: ?
25: Edward Francis Fahy
26: Michael Power
27: ?
28: ?
29: Thomas E. Nevin
30: Leon Rosenfeld?
31: ?
32: Woman
33: ?
34: Patrick J. Nolan?
35: Eoghan McKenna?


Year 5 (1945): 9 people at Áras an Uachtaráin

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Left to right (in a zigzag way): Edward Francis (Frank) Fahy, Sheila Power, Rev. Pius? Walsh, Michael Power, Sean T. O'Kelly (President), Rev. Patrick Browne, Mrs Schrödinger, Manci Dirac, Paul Dirac

Year 5 (June 1945): 45 people

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(1) ?
(2) ?
(3) Erwin Schrödinger
(4) Walter Heitler
(5) Rev. Patrick Browne
(6) John Lighton Synge
(7) ?
(8) ?
(9) ?
(10) Hwan-Wu Peng?
(11) ?
(12) Albert Joseph McConnell?
(13) ?
(14) ?
(15) ?
(16) ?
(17) Sheila Power
(18) ?
(19) Mary Conway?
(20) John J. Nolan
(21) ?
(22) Domhnall MacGrianna (DIAS Registrar)
(23) ?
(24) Rev. James Robert (Jim) McConnell
(25) ?
(26) ?
(27) ?
(28) ?
(29) ?
(30) ?
(31) ?
(32) Ernest Walton?
(33) ?
(34) ?
(35) ?
(36) ?
(37) ?
(38) ?
(39) Michael Power
(40) ?
(41) ?
(42) ?
(43) ?
(45) Patrick J Nolan

Year 6 (1948?): 24 people

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• (1): Frank Murnaghan?
• (2): Erwin Schrödinger
• (3): ?
• (4): Arthur W. Conway
• (5): Walter Heitler
• (6): Albert Joseph McConnell
• (7): Rev. Felix Hackett
• (8): Rev. James Robert (Jim) McConnell
• (9): woman
• (10): Sheila Power
• (11): ?
• (12): woman?
• (13): ?
• (14): Domhnall MacGrianna (DIAS Registrar)
• (15): ?
• (16): ?
• (17): ?
• (18): ?
• (19): ?
• (20): ?
• (21): Barry Spain?
• (22): ?
• (23): Martin J Newell?
• (24): ?

Year 7 (1952?): 48 people

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(1): Rev. Felix Hackett
(2): Albert John (John) Coleman
(3): John Lighton Synge
(4): Paul Dirac
(5): Rev. Patrick Browne
(6): Erwin Schrödinger
(7): Mihály (Michael) Polányi
(8): Clive W. Kilmister
(9): Ciliam O Brolchain
(10): Mary Conway
(11): Hermann Brück
(12): Nandor de Balasz
(13): ?
(14): Eva Wills
(15): Rev. J MacMahon
(16): ?
(17): Rev. James Robert (Jim) McConnell
(18): Domhnall MacGrianna (DIAS Registrar)
(19): Patrick J Nolan
(20): Somebody McCusker
(21): Rev.?
(22): Rev.?
(23): Vivian de Valera
(24): George Keating
(25): Gerry Gardner
(26): Paddy Quinlan
(27): ?
(28): Frank Roesler?
(29): Barry Spain
(30): Thomas E. Nevin
(31): woman?
(32): ?
(33): ?
(34): Neil Porter?
(35): Somebody Stephens?
(36): Rev. Richard Ingram
(37): Paddy Donohoe
(38): Rev. Somebody McHugh
(39): ?
(40): Jim Pounder
(41): ?
(42): Bob Das?
(43): ?
(44): ?
(45):
(46): T. S. (Stan) Broderick
(47): Edward Francis Fahy
(48): Vincent Hart


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