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, Kensington), 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 (Sydney) / 9am (Perth summer time) / 10am (Perth winter time). All ATNF Science team members contribute to the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) in various roles, e.g., as Observing Experts or project scientists. The group publishes an ATNF Daily Astronomy Picture (ADAP) each work-day, which all ATNF staff and users are welcome to contribute to, and results are sometimes posted to the CSIRO_ATNF twitter (or now X) feed.

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 

Rajan Chhetri Research Fellow
Barnali Das Bolton Fellow
Joanne Dawson Joint Macquarie/CSIRO Space & Astronomy researcher
Stefan Duchesne Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow
Phil Edwards Senior Research Scientist, LBA (VLBI) System 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
Anita Hafner (formerly Petzler) Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow -- CryoPAF spectral line commissioning
George Heald Program Director, ATNF Science. POSSUM, MWA, magnetic fields in galaxies
George Hobbs Group Leader, Parkes - Pulsars, PULSE @ Parkes
Rob Hollow Outreach and Education, S&A student co-ordinator
Aidan Hotan ASKAP System Scientist
Minh Huynh Group Leader, Senior Data Scientist - CASDA, ATCA Legacy Project PI (GLASS)
Simon Johnston Senior Research Scientist - Pulsars
Jane Kaczmarek Parkes Senior System Scientist
Dilpreet Kaur Postdoctoral Fellow
Bärbel Koribalski Senior Research Scientist - WALLABY, visualisation
Jayender Kumar Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow
Samuel Lai Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow
Emil Lenc Research Scientist - ASKAP
Wenhua Ling Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow
Marcus Lower Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow - Pulsars
Stacy Mader Parkes and ASKAP Operations and Computing, Spectral line science
Elizabeth Mahony Team Leader, Research Scientist - FLASH
Vanessa Moss Head of ASKAP Science Operations
Chandra Murugeshan Science Leader Postdoctoral Fellow
Chris Phillips Team Leader, VLBI Scientist
Joshua Pritchard Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow
Cormac Reynolds Team Leader, VLBI Scientist
Maria Rioja Joint UWA/CASS researcher - MWA & VLBI imaging and calibration
Elaine Sadler ASKAP FLASH co-PI
John Sarkissian Parkes Operations
Jamie Stevens ATCA Senior System Scientist
Nithyanandan Thyagarajan Team Leader, Research Scientist
Alec Thomson Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellow - Magnetism
Lawrence Toomey Pulsars and archiving
Li Wang Science Leader Postdoctoral Fellow
Zhuowei Wang Future Science Platform Postdoctoral Fellow: Collaborative Intelligence
Matthew Whiting Team Leader, ASKAP Computing
Ivy Wong Team Leader, CSIRO Science Leader
Andrew Zic Research Scientist

CSIRO Fellows and emeritus astrophysics staff

Ron Ekers CSIRO Fellow, ATNF Foundation Director - Radio astronomy techniques
Dick Manchester CSIRO Fellow - Pulsars, supernova remnants
Dave McConnell Honorary Fellow - ASKAP
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
Mark Cheung Solar astrophysics, space weather
Kate Chow RQZ, SKA configuration analysis and infrastructure
Shinji Horiuchi Near Earth Asteroid bi-static radar
Vince McIntyre Computing
Daniel Mitchell ASKAP Computing
John Morgan Inter-planetary scintillation, space weather
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: 07-Jun-2024. pge

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