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 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 -- see the CASS staff list for contact details

ATNF Science meetings are held every first Tuesday of the month at 13:30h (Sydney time) / 11:30h (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, MWA, and ASKAP observations).

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

ATNF Science Staff and Long-term Visitors

Craig Anderson Bolton Fellow - POSSUM member, magnetic fields
George Bekiaris OCE Postdoctoral Fellow - WALLABY; visualisation
Shivani Bhandari Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow - pulsars
Hayley Bignall Postdoctoral Fellow - Variable sources, VLBI correlation, extreme scattering events
Andrew Cameron Postdoctoral Fellow - pulsars
Shi Dai OCE Postdoctoral Fellow - Pulsars
Xinping Deng Joint MPIfR/CASS Postdoctoral Fellow - PAF at Parkes
Phil Edwards Program Director, CSIRO SKA Project Scientist - VLBI
Amanda Gray ATNF Science Administrative Assistant
Jimi Green Group Leader - Masers, Star Formation, Galactic Structure, Magnetism
Gulay Gurkan Uygun OCE Postdoctoral Fellow - Low frequency surveys and AGN/star formation
Lisa Harvey-Smith Group Leader - Masers, Star Formation, Planetary Nebulae, Magnetism, EMU/POSSUM/GASKAP member
George Heald Team Leader, OCE Science Leader - POSSUM, MWA, magnetic fields in galaxies
George Hobbs Team Leader, Parkes - Pulsars, PULSE @ Parkes
Aidan Hotan ASKAP Project Scientist, Commissioning 
Minh Huynh Team Leader, Senior Data Scientist - CASDA, ATCA Legacy Project PI (GLASS)
Balt Indermuehle Senior Operations Scientist
Simon Johnston Senior Research Scientist - Pulsars, VAST member
Jane Kaczmarek Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow - Parkes UWB commissioning
Dane Kleiner Technical staff - WALLABY
Bärbel Koribalski Senior Research Scientist - WALLABY PI, visualisation, ATCA Future Plan
Karen Lee-Waddell OCE Postdoctoral Fellow - WALLABY, HI in galaxy groups
Emil Lenc Research Scientist - ASKAP Commissioning
Stacy Mader Parkes and ASKAP Operations and Computing, Spectral line science
Juan Madrid OCE Postdoctoral Fellow - WALLABY, HI bridges between galaxies
Elizabeth Mahony Research Scientist - FLASH
David McConnell ASKAP Commissioning and Early Science (ACES) Manager
Andrew O'Brien Technical staff - ASKAP
Chris Phillips LBA (VLBI) System Scientist
Cormac Reynolds VLBI Scientist, ASKAP commissioning
Maria Rioja Joint UWA/CASS researcher - MWA & VLBI imaging and calibration
Christopher Riseley OCE Postdoctoral Fellow - Low frequency radio surveys, galaxy clusters, and polarimetry
John Sarkissian Parkes Operations
Charlotte Sobey Joint Curtin/CASS Postdoctoral Fellow - Pulsars
Jamie Stevens Team Leader - ATCA Senior System Scientist
Lawrence Toomey Pulsars
Robin Wark ATCA and ASKAP observer support
Matthew Whiting Acting Group Leader - ASKAP Computing

CSIRO Fellows and emeritus astrophysics staff

Jessica Chapman Honorary Fellow
Ron D. 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 on 07 May 2018 (pge)

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