ATNF Science Program

Welcome to the ATNF Science Program. We lead and enable world-class science using the Australia Telescope National Facility. Here we briefly introduce the group members based in Sydney (ATNF Headquarters, Marsfield), Perth (ARRC Building near Curtin), Parkes, or Narrabri, together with their main research area. Each CSIRO staff member can be reached by email (Firstname.Lastname [at] ) and by phone -- see the CASS staff list for contact details

ATNF Science meetings are held every first Thursday of the month at 13:30 (Sydney time) / 10:30 (Perth summer time) / 11:30 (Perth winter 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. The group has a twitter feed and publish an ATNF Daily Astronomy Picture (ADAP) each work-day, which all ATNF staff and users are welcome to contribute to. Our goal is to communicate the group's latest astrophysics results, publications and important events to fellow astronomers and the media. Publications by CASS staff and/or arising from use of ATNF telescopes are listed in ATNF Annual Reports and in listings on our Publications page. Most recent listings can be found on ADS, (e.g., papers based on ATCA, Parkes, Mopra, MWA, and ASKAP observations).

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

ATNF Science Staff and Long-term Visitors

George Bekiaris OCE Postdoctoral Fellow - WALLABY; visualisation
Shivani Bhandari Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow - Pulsars and FRBs
Hayley Bignall TAC Executive Officer
Rajan Chhetri Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow - hosted at Curtin Uni
Shi Dai Bolton Fellow - Pulsars
Joanne Dawson Joint Macquarie/CASS researcher
Phil Edwards Program Director, CSIRO SKA Project Scientist 
Amanda Gray ATNF Science Administrative Assistant
Jimi Green Group Leader - Masers, Star Formation, Galactic Structure, Magnetism
George Heald Team Leader, OCE Science Leader - POSSUM, MWA, magnetic fields in galaxies
George Hobbs Team Leader, Parkes - Pulsars, PULSE @ Parkes
Rob Hollow Outreach and Education, CASS student co-ordinator
Aidan Hotan ASKAP Project Scientist, Commissioning 
Minh Huynh Team Leader, Senior Data Scientist - CASDA, ATCA Legacy Project PI (GLASS)
Katie Jameson Bolton Fellow
Simon Johnston Senior Research Scientist - Pulsars, VAST member
Bärbel Koribalski Senior Research Scientist - WALLABY PI, visualisation, ATCA Future Plan
Emil Lenc Research Scientist - ASKAP Commissioning
Rui Luo Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow
Stacy Mader Parkes and ASKAP Operations and Computing, Spectral line science
Elizabeth Mahony Research Scientist - FLASH
David McConnell ASKAP Commissioning and Early Science (ACES) Manager
Vanessa Moss Head of ASKAP Science Operations, ATCA DA Coordinator
Chris Phillips LBA (VLBI) System Scientist
Cormac Reynolds VLBI Scientist, ASKAP commissioning
Maria Rioja Joint UWA/CASS researcher - MWA & VLBI imaging and calibration
Elaine Sadler ATNF Chief Scientist
John Sarkissian Parkes Operations
Charlotte Sobey Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow - Pulsars
Jamie Stevens Team Leader - ATCA Senior System Scientist
Alec Thomson Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow - magnetism
Lawrence Toomey Pulsars
Chenoa Tremblay Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow
Tessa Vernstrom Bolton Fellow - cosmic magnetism
Matthew Whiting Group Leader - ASKAP Computing
Ivy Wong CSIRO Science Leader
Suk Yee Yong Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence Future Science Platform postdoc
Xiang Zhang Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow - cosmic magnetism
Andrew Zic Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow - hosted at Macquarie Uni

CSIRO Fellows and emeritus astrophysics staff

Jessica Chapman Honorary Fellow
Ron Ekers CSIRO Fellow, ATNF Foundation Director - Radio astronomy techniques
Dick Manchester CSIRO Fellow - Pulsars, supernova remnants
Dave Jauncey Emeritus staff - VLBI, inter-stellar scintillation
Ray Norris Honorary Fellow - EMU PI, Galaxy origin and evolution, Aboriginal astronomy

Research interests of other CASS Staff

Shaun Amy Computing
Keith Bannister Research Engineer - Radio transients
Douglas Bock CASS Director
Kate Chow RQZ, SKA configuration analysis and infrastructure
Vince McIntyre Computing
Daniel Mitchell ASKAP Computing
Steve Ord ASKAP Computing
Wasim Raja ASKAP Computing
Tasso Tzioumis Program Director - Engineering
Maxim Voronkov ASKAP Computing
Mark Wieringa Scientific Computing


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




Last updated: 22-oct-2020 pge

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