Sydney Institute for Astronomy
The Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIfA) is a national and international leader, through cutting edge theoretical and observational research and the application of new technology for the next generation of instruments and telescopes. As well as being a research leader, SIfA is committed to excellence in postgraduate training and research-led undergraduate training.
SIfA astronomer Daniel Huber is part of an international team which has discovered a near-Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a Sun-like star.
Professor Geraint Lewis from SIfA spoke at the Sydney Science Festival on 'A century of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity'. The talk attracted widespread media attention due to its description of faster than light space travel, which is possible in Einstein's theory.
The American Astronomical Society has compiled 15 high-impact astronomy research papers published in the past three years, including two authored by researchers in SIfA.