Dr Jamie Farnes

Associate Lecturer
Postdoctoral Researcher in Polarimetry

Telephone +61 2 9114 2300

Website CAASTRO in the Classroom


Biographical details

Dr Jamie Farnes is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Sydney, having previously completed his PhD at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, and a BSc at Royal Holloway, University of London. His research focuses on the origin and evolution of magnetic fields in the Universe, using a number of world-class instruments including the Australia Telescope Compact Array in New South Wales, Australia, the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, and the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope in Pune, India.

Dr Farnes is a passionate science communicator and is currently jointly leading the "CAASTRO in the Classroom" outreach programme within the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics.

Research interests

The application of radio astronomy to a wide range of different topics, with a particular focus on all aspects of polarimetry and cosmic magnetism. Current interests include supernova remnants, quasar absorption lines as a probe of intervening galaxies, galaxy interactions, rest-frame polarisation properties, statistical studies of catalogues of depolarisation and Faraday rotation, low-frequency polarimetric surveys, and the Square Kilometre Array.

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