ATNF Science Program

Welcome to the ATNF Science Program, which is a part of the Space and Astronomy business unit within CSIRO. 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 University), Parkes, or Narrabri, together with their main research area. Each CSIRO staff member can be reached by email (Firstname.Lastname [at] ).

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, previously held at 10am on Wednesday mornings at the CASS Headquarters in Marsfield have become a virtual cross-country catch-up at 12noon (AEDT) / 9am (AWST). All ATNF Science team members contribute to the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) in various roles, e.g., 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 Space and Astronomy 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

ATNF Science Staff 

Elham Bagheri Science Leader Postdoctoral Fellow
Rajan Chhetri Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow - hosted at Curtin Uni
Joanne Dawson Joint Macquarie/CSIRO Space & Astronomy researcher
Laura Driessen Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow
Stefan Duchesne Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow
Phil Edwards Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO SKA Project Scientist 
Tim Galvin ASKAP Data Specialist
Amanda Gray ATNF Science Administrative Assistant
Nikhel Gupta Future Science Platform Postdoctoral Fellow
Vivek Gupta Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow
George Heald Program Director, ATNF Science. 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 System Scientist
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, visualisation
Emil Lenc Research Scientist - ASKAP Commissioning
Marcus Lower Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow - Pulsars
Rui Luo Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow - Finding the unknown
Stacy Mader Parkes and ASKAP Operations and Computing, Spectral line science
Elizabeth Mahony Team Leader, Research Scientist - FLASH
David McConnell ASKAP Consultant
Vanessa Moss Head of ASKAP Science Operations, ATCA DA Coordinator
Chandra Murugeshan Science Leader Postdoctoral Fellow
Anita Petzler Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow -- CryoPAF spectral line commissioning
Chris Phillips Team Leader, LBA (VLBI) System Scientist
Cormac Reynolds Team Leader, VLBI Scientist
Maria Rioja Joint UWA/CASS researcher - MWA & VLBI imaging and calibration
Elaine Sadler ATNF Chief Scientist
John Sarkissian Parkes Operations
Jamie Stevens ATCA Senior System Scientist
Nithyanandan Thyagarajan Research Scientist
Alec Thomson Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow - Magnetism
Lawrence Toomey Pulsars
Matthew Whiting Group Leader, ASKAP Computing
Ivy Wong CSIRO Science Leader
Suk Yee Yong Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence Future Science Platform Postdoctoral Fellow
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, Galaxy origin and evolution, Aboriginal astronomy

Research interests of other Space and Astronomy Staff

Shaun Amy Computing
Keith Bannister Research Engineer - Radio transients
Douglas Bock Director, Space and Astronomy
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: 21-jul-2022. pge

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