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 and project scientist. Since September 2012 our group has a twitter feed. 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
Craig Anderson Bolton Fellow - magnetic fields   8519
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
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
Gulay Gurkan Uygun OCE Postdoctoral Fellow - Low frequency surveys and AGN/star formation   8533
Li Guo Visiting Postdoc - pulsars   4xxx
George Heald OCE Science Leader - low frequency surveys, magnetic fields   8758
Ian Heywood

Acting Astrophysics Group Leader; Senior Research Scientist - calibration and imaging techniques, the high redshift Universe, radio continuum and spectral line observations

George Hobbs ARC Future Fellow - tall poppy, searching for gravitational waves, PULSE @ Parkes   4652
Minh Huynh Senior Data Scientist - CASDA, ATCA Legacy Project (GLASS)   8xxx
Simon Johnston Senior Research Scientist - pulsar guru   4573
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 Research Scientist, Master of Molecular Clouds   4651
Maria Rioja Joint UWA/CASS researcher - MWA & VLBI imaging and calibration   8xxx
Christopher Riseley OCE Postdoctoral Fellow - Low frequency radio surveys, galaxy clusters, and polarimetry   8602
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

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 CASS Director   4276
Kate Chow SKA configuration analysis and infrastructure, radio quite zone   4516
Phil Edwards Head of Science Operations   4717
Jimi Green Parkes system scientist   4xxx
Lisa Harvey-Smith ASKAP Project Scientist - polarisation, ISM, star formation, SNRs   4653
Aidan Hotan ASKAP Commissioning   8xxx
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, Selavie, CASDA   4683
Mark Wieringa Scientific Computing, GRBs   4111


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




Created and maintained by B. Koribalski; last up-dated on 29 November 2016

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