The Astrophysics Group

Welcome to the Astrophysics Group. Here we briefly introduce the group members based either in Sydney (ATNF Headquarters, Marsfield) or in Perth (ARRC Building near Curtin), their main research area and contact details, and long-term visitors. Each CSIRO staff member can be reached by email - Firstname.Lastname at - and by phone.

Phone extensions: 

* CASS Sydney:   (02) 9372 xxxx (in Australia) and +61 2 9372 xxxx (from overseas).

* CASS Perth:      (08) 6436 xxxx (in Australia) and +61 8 6436 xxxx (from overseas).

Astrophysics Group meetings are held every first Tuesday of the month at 13:30h (Sydney time) / 10:30h (Perth time). Research morning teas are held every Wednesday morning (10-11am) at the CASS Headquarters in Marsfield.

All Astrophysics Group members contribute to the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) in various roles, eg. as Duty Astronomers, project scientist, and telescope/project friends.

Since September 2012 our group has a twitter feed. Regular updates are provided by Simon Johnston, Assistant Director of CASS and Head of the Astrophysics Group. In Dec 2014 we started the ATNF Daily Astronomy Picture (ADAP), to which all ATNF staff and users are welcome to contribute. Our goal is to communicate the group's latest astrophysics results, publications and important events to fellow astronomers and the media. - All astrophysics and related publications are on ADS, (e.g., papers based on ATCA, Parkes, Mopra or ASKAP observations).

Astrophysics Group Administrative Assistant: Amanda Gray (4642)

Other important links: Co-supervised PhD Students - Scientific Visitors Program & Schedule - Visitors

See also: Research Interests of ATNF Staff

Astrophysics Staff and Long-term Visitors

James Allison Bolton Fellow - HI absorption studies, FLASH   4206
Martin Bell OCE Postdoctoral Fellow - GHz and MHz wide-field continuum surveys and radio transients/variables   4271
Hayley Bignall Postdoctoral Fellow - variable sources, VLBI correlation, extreme scattering events   8518
Shari Breen ARC DECRA Fellow - masers, evolution of high-mass star formation regions, Milky Way   4325
Shi Dai OCE Postdoctoral Fellow - pulsars   4xxx
Jo Dawson Joint UMacquarie/CASS staff - SPLASH PI, GASKAP, ISM in the Milky Way and Magellanic System   4441
Helga Denes Joint ANU/OCE Postdoctoral Fellow - dark gas in the Milky Way, HI in galaxies   6125 50478
Xinping Deng Joint MPIfR/CASS Postdoctoral Fellow - PAF at Parkes   4630
Jimi Green Parkes system scientist   4xxx
Li Guo Visiting Postdoc - pulsars   4xxx
George Heald OCE Science Leader - low frequency surveys, magnetic fields   8758
Ian Heywood Senior Research Scientist - calibration and imaging techniques, the high redshift Universe, radio continuum and spectral line observations   4449
George Hobbs ARC Future Fellow - tall poppy, searching for gravitational waves, PULSE @ Parkes   4652
Megan Johnson Postdoctoral Fellow - HI in dwarf galaxies   4479
Simon Johnston Astrophysics Group Leader - pulsar guru   4573
Matthew Kerr OCE Postdoctoral Fellow - pulsars   4442
Bärbel Koribalski OCE Science Leader - WALLABY PI, galaxy formation & kinematics, HIPASS, 3D visualisation   4361
Karen Lee-Waddell OCE Postdoctoral Fellow - HI in galaxy groups   4129
Juan Madrid OCE Postdoctoral Fellow - bridges between galaxies   4xxx
Josh Marvil OCE Postdoctoral Fellow - ASKAP continuum, AGN   4329
Jill Rathborne Deputy Astrophysics Group Leader  - Master of Molecular Clouds   4651
Maria Rioja Joint UWA/CASS researcher - MWA & VLBI imaging and calibration   xxxx
Paolo Serra OCE SL Research Scientist - nearby galaxies and clusters, HI surveys   4518
Ryan Shannon Joint UCurtin/CASS Research Fellow - pulsars   4326
Li Shao OCE SL Postdoctoral Fellow - Local Volume galaxies   4484
Charlotte Sobey Joint Curtin/CASS Postdoctoral Fellow - pulsars   8702
Jing Wang OCE SL Postdoctoral Fellow - disk galaxies, star formation and structure of galaxies, WALLABY multi-wavelength studies   4319
Jingbo Wang Visiting Postdoc - pulsars   4xxx

CSIRO Fellows and emeritus astrophysics staff

Ron D. Ekers CSIRO Fellow, ATNF Foundation Director - radio astronomy techniques   4600
Dick Manchester CSIRO Fellow - pulsars, supernova remnants   4313
Dave Jauncey Emeritus staff - VLBI, inter-steller scintillation   -
Ray Norris Honorary Fellow - EMU PI, Galaxy origin and evolution, Aboriginal astronomy   4416

Research interests of other CASS Staff

Shaun Amy Computing   4452
Keith Bannister Research Engineer - Radio transients   4295
Douglas Bock Acting Director   4276
Jessica Chapman Data Management Leader   4196
Kate Chow SKA configuration analysis and infrastructure, radio quite zone   4516
Phil Edwards Head of Science Operations   4717
Lisa Harvey-Smith ASKAP Project Scientist - polarisation, ISM, star formation, SNRs   4653
Aidan Hotan ASKAP Commissioning   xxxx
Balt Indermuehle Operations scientist   4274
Stacy Mader Parkes Operations   6861 1766
David McConnell Operations Scientist, leading the ACES team   xxxx
Vince McIntyre Computing   4643
Steve Ord ASKAP Computing   4xxx
Chris Phillips eVLBI Project Scientist   4608
Wasim Raja ASKAP computing; radio interferometry, spectro-polarimetry, instrumental calibration, ISM and Radio Frequency Interference   4135
Cormac Reynolds VLBI, ...   8748
John Reynolds ASKAP Systems Scientist   4165
John Sarkissian Parkes Operations   6861 1769
Bob Sault ASKAP commissioning   4601
Jamie Stevens Narrabri Systems Scientist - radio and high-energy transients, high-precision calibration and web interfaces   4064
Tasso Tzioumis Assistant Director - Engineering - (also VLBI, RFI mitigation)   4350
Maxim Voronkov ASKAP Computing - interferometry, star formation, masers   4427
Robin Wark ATCA and ASKAP observer support   4609
Matthew Whiting ASKAP Computing - quasars, radio transients, absorption lines, Duchamp   4683
Mark Wieringa Scientific Computing, GRBs   4111


Past ATNF Students - Past and Present Bolton Fellows - Past ATNF Astrophysics Staff




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