Head of Astrophysics

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science


Mailing Address : CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science PO BOX 76, NSW 1710, Australia.

Email: Simon.Johnston AT csiro.au
Phone: +61 2 9372-4573

The CASS astrophysics group

CSIRO is Australia's leading research organisation and the Division of Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) is Australia's premier radio astronomy institute with a world-class reputation. The Astrophysics Group at CASS currently consists of 9 indefinite staff, 18 postdocs and 35 co-supervised PhD students. This includes 2 ARC Future Fellows, 2 ARC Super Science Fellows and an OCE Science Leader.

CASS operates the Australia Telescope National Facility, a suite of telescopes including the Parkes 64-m single dish, the 6 element Australia Telescope Compact Array, the 22-m Mopra telescope. In addition construction and early commissioning is well underway for the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), a 36 antenna, wide field-of-view interferometer located in Western Australia on the site of the future Square Kilometre Array.

Follow the astro group on twitter via CSIRO_ATNF

There are no astrophysics positions currently advertised.

Information about my work
My main research area is pulsars. Pulsars are small, dense, rotating stars and are the most fascinating objects in the Universe. You can see a cartoon of one at the top left of the screen. I like to look at single pulses and at the top right is an example of a pulse from the Vela pulsar. The ATNF pulsar group has its pages here.

I'm sure you really want to read my Papers.

And my Research Interests are listed here.

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