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The Riddle of the Red Square

This project is a detailed study of one of the most fascinating new nebulae to be discovered in recent years by Astronomers: The Red Square. As a likely imminent supernova precursor more...

Supervisor(s): Tuthill, Peter (Professor)

Resolving Galaxy Evolution

In this project we aim to answer some of the outstanding questions in the physics of galaxy formation by using a newly developed instrument, the Sydney-AAO Multi-object Integral fie more...

Supervisor(s): Croom, Scott (Professor)

Searching for Tatooine: the PAVO Planet Hunt

This project is one of the first to hunt for planets in orbit around double-star systems, and it will use a pioneering approach in advanced instrumentation to achieve an unprecedent more...

Supervisor(s): Tuthill, Peter (Professor)

Galactic Paleontology with Metal Poor Stars

Metal-poor stars are fascinating relics coming to us across vast shores of time from the ancient cosmos. In this project, we will make the first ever detailed study of their basic p more...

Supervisor(s): Tuthill, Peter (Professor)

The Stellar Surface Imaging Project

Our powerful new PAVO optical instrument will be used to make the first ever detailed images of the actual surfaces of distant stars. In this project, you will target some of the mo more...

Supervisor(s): Tuthill, Peter (Professor)

The Cosmic Growth of Super-Massive Black Holes

In the heart of every massive galaxy is a super-massive black hole (a million to a billion times the mass of the Sun) that is built up in mass over cosmic time by gas accretion. Usi more...

Supervisor(s): Croom, Scott (Professor)

Smart Photonic Systems for Extremely Large Telescopes

Astrophotonics: work in a team that is developing cutting edge technologies for the new generation of extremely large telescopes. more...

Supervisor(s): Bland-Hawthorn, Joss (Professor)

Does the Universe have vortex motions?

The project is to carry out computer simulations for a new instrument concept – hexabundles - that will see “first light” in 2010 on the Very Large Telescope in Ch more...

Supervisor(s): Bland-Hawthorn, Joss (Professor)

Asteroseismology: probing inside stars using stellar oscillations

Measuring oscillations in stars like the Sun using asteroseismology is a powerful new method for exploring their internal structures and testing physical theories. more...

Supervisor(s): Bedding, Tim (Professor)

Quantum transport in molecule/carbon-based nanostructures for new molecular electronic devices

Various projects available in the field molecular electronics and sensors. Large scale ab initio calculations will be used to investigate and predict novel structures and systems. A more...

Supervisor(s): Stampfl, Catherine (Professor)