CSIRO strengthens expertise in low frequency radio astronomy
25 September 2015
CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr George Heald as a CSIRO Science Leader, specialising in Low Frequency Radio Astronomy.
Based in the CASS Perth office, George will work with a selection of postdocs and students, and a number of new staff that will form a Perth-based Astrophysics group for CSIRO. This team includes a number of research astronomers jointly funded by CASS, University of Western Australia (UWA) and Curtin University.
“This new CSIRO role, as well as the further expansion of our Perth office, will provide a boost to CSIRO’s involvement in low frequency radio astronomy,” says CASS Director Lewis Ball, “George will lead our engagement in this field, especially through working closely with the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) telescope, as well as continuing his contributions to LOFAR key science. This team will provide a great boost to our efforts in imaging and calibration – both at low frequencies and in the polarisation domain for ASKAP.”