The 2017/18 Undergraduate Vacation Scholarship Program Student Symposium will be held on Thursday 8 February 2018.

The symposium includes talks by the scholars based in Marsfield, Sydney and Kensington, Perth.


Marsfield Lecture Theatre and the Auditorium in the ARRC building in Kensington.


11:30 am - 15:15 AEDT, 8:30 - 12:15 AWST.

Program for 2018 Undergraduate Vacation Scholarship Student Symposium

Time (AEDT) Speaker Topic
Session 1 Chair: Peter Macgregor  
11:30 - 11:45 Zahra Kader Targeted Search of Millisecond Pulsars in Compact Binaries
11:45 - 12:00 Brendan Orenstein The Red-shift Distribution of Infrared Faint Radio Sources
12:00 - 12:15 Yiwei Mao Searching for the Unknown Using Curvelets
12:15 - 12:30 Susie Keel Producing an Early Science Portfolio for ASKAP
12:30 - 1:10 LUNCH BREAK  
Session 2 Chair: Susie Keel  
13:10 - 13:25 Torrance Hodgson Exploring the Broadband Polarimetry Data of ATCA Secondary Calibrators
13:25 - 13:40 Carmel Plati Studying the Low Frequency Radio Source Population
13:40 - 13:55 Stuart Buchan ASKAP TOS Data Visualisation and Monitoring
13:55 - 14:10 Matthew Kratzer Analysis of the Intra-day Variable PKS J1325-1117
Session 3 Chair: Yiwei Mao  
14:10 - 14:30 Charissa Button & Liroy Lourenco Heraing the Universe from a Noisy Planet
14:30 - 14:45

Peter Macgregor

Visualising the ASKAP Pipeline
14:45 - 15:00 Philippa Patterson Mystical Masers of MMS13
15:00 - 15:15 Neuton Li Deep Radio Imaging of Gas-Rich Galaxies


There will be a colloquiom by Dr Tony Beasely from NRAO at 15:30 AEDT in the Marsfield Lecture Theatre following the Student Symposium. Refreshments will be served after the colloquiom.

For Student Symposium details please contact Robert Hollow. (robert.hollow(at)