OverviewAstrophysics is one of four 'themes' within CASS, the others being National Facility Operation, Technologies for Radio Astronomy and the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP). Our aim in the Astrophysics theme is:
- To conduct world-class research in astrophysics, retaining astronomy's position as Australia's highest impact science and furthering our understanding of the Universe through innovative use of CSIRO's telescopes.
Group StructureThe astrophysics group currently comprises some 24 FTE (full-time equivalent positions) distributed over about 50 individuals.
- Astrophysics Theme Leader: Simon Johnston
- Deputy Astrophysics Theme Leader: Naomi McClure-Griffiths
- Astrophysics Group Secretary: Amanda Gray
Graduate Student Program
Southern Cross Astrophysics Conference Series
- "Merging Black Holes in Galaxies: Galaxy Evolution, AGN and Gravitational Waves", Katoomba, 15-20 June 2008
- "Galaxy Metabolism: Galaxy Evolution near and far", Darling Harbour in Sydney, 22-26 June 2009
- "Cosmic magnetism From stellar to intergalactic scales", Kiama, 7-11 June 2010
- "Supernovae and their host galaxies", Darling Harbour in Sydney, 20-24 June 2011
- "Multi-wavelength surveys: a vintage decade", Hunter Valley, 4-8 June, 2012
- "Feeding, Feedback, and Fireworks: Celebrating Our Cosmic Landscape", Hamilton Island, 24-28 June, 2013
Science HighlightsSome science highlights of Astrophysics group members and other astronomers using the ATNF facilities are can be found here, in the ATNF Annual Report.
Funding OpportunitiesInformation about funding opportunities can be found here.
ProjectsThere are several major projects currently underway within the astrophysics group, and a number of smaller-scale projects. Some recent projects include:
(Last updated on the 24th of Januray 2013 by B. Koribalski)