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ASTRO 3D is a seven-year $40 million Centre of Excellence project funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council (ARC). The Centre began in June 2017 and will end in June 2024. Our Centre unifies over 250 world-leading astronomers to understand the evolution of matter, light and the elements, from the Big Bang to the present day. We are combining innovative optical and radio 3D technology with new theoretical supercomputer simulations on a massive scale, requiring new big data techniques.

Through our nationwide training and education programs, we are training young scientific leaders and inspiring high-school students into STEM sciences to prepare Australia for the next generation of telescopes: the Square Kilometre Array and the Extremely Large optical telescopes.

ICRAR’s two nodes at Curtin University and The University of Western Australia are also nodes of ASTRO 3D.

Many of our researchers are members and work within the ASTRO 3D team to further both Centre’s research and outreach efforts.

WA node chief investigators and NODE LEADERS

  • Barbara Catinella, Chief Investigator – University of Western Australia
  • Cathryn Trott, Node Lead and Chief Investigator – Curtin University
  • Chris Power, Node Lead and Chief Investigator – University of Western Australia
  • Lister Staveley-Smith, Chief Investigator – University of Western Australia

For an up to date list of ASTRO 3D WA members, please see the Find a Member section on the ASTRO 3D website.

Node universities

  • The Australian National University – Centre Administering Organisation
  • Curtin University
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • The University of Melbourne
  • The University of Sydney
  • The University of New South Wales
  • Macquarie University
  • Monash University

partner universities

  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)
  • Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Washington