to the website of Tobias Westmeier. I am a Research Fellow at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) which is a joint venture between Curtin University and the University of Western Australia. For my doctoral thesis I studied the mysterious high-velocity clouds around the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy. On the following pages you will find more information about my research and publications. If you would like to know more about my other interests beyond astronomy, please visit my private website (sorry, in German only).
Kvaløya, Tromsø, Norway
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009
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- 8 September 2016 – The Australian Research Council (ARC) announced today that the Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (CAASTRO–3D) and the Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGRav) will both be funded, with a total of more than $60 million of ARC funding awarded.
- 13 July 2016 – Today we released version 1.0 of SoFiA, the H i source finding pipeline. The source code and detailed information about SoFiA are available on GitHub.
- 28 October 2015 – Congratulations to the entire ASKAP team on winning CSIRO’s most prestigious award, the 2015 Chairman’s Medal, for “revolutionising astronomy by developing a spectacular new capability for observing wide areas of the sky using the world’s first wide-field imaging receivers for radio astronomy on the antennas of the ASKAP radio telescope”.
- 29 August 2015 – The WALLABY project launched its new logo which is featured as today’s ATNF daily astronomy picture and will help to increase the project’s visibility among the astronomy community as well as the general public.
- 16 July 2015 – The results of our search for H Ⅰ in nine newly discovered Milky Way satellite galaxy candidates is featured on today’s ATNF daily astronomy picture.
- 21 May 2015 – In today’s joint AAO/ICRAR/CSIRO media release, “A Galaxy’s Snacking Habits Revealed”, we present the results of a multi-wavelength study of the chemical composition and evolution of the interacting galaxy pair NGC 1512/1510 published in MNRAS. Additional information about the release is available on the website of Ángel López-Sánchez. The work has also been featured on today’s ATNF Daily Astronomy Picture.
- 7 February 2015 – Our ATCA H Ⅰ image of NGC 300 featured as the ATNF daily astronomy picture.
- 21 January 2015 – The SoFiA paper has been accepted for publication in MNRAS and can now be downloaded from ADS and arXiv. SoFiA was also featured on the ATNF daily astronomy picture.
2014 and older
- 8 July 2014 – There is an interesting news article in Science News on our latest paper studying the ionised component of the Magellanic Stream (Fox et al. 2014).
- November 2013 – New H Ⅰ source finding and parametrisation software is now available for download:
- 25 May 2012 – The outcome of the SKA site selection process has been announced, with both Australia/New Zealand and southern Africa getting part of the SKA. The details of the dual-site approach are explained on the SKA website.
- September 2011 – TheSkyNet is now online! TheSkyNet is a citizen science project that allows participants to donate computer processing time to research projects in radio astronomy. One of the intended applications for theSkyNet is source finding on HIPASS data cubes and ASKAP simulations.
- International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)
- Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF)
- NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED)
- SkyView Virtual Observatory
- Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS)
- Virtual Radio Interferometer (VRI)
- SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
- Astrophysics preprint server (astro-ph)
- Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)
- ATNF Daily Astronomy Picture (ADAP)