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The University of Western Australia’s node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy is pleased to host a half a day introductory session to the Master of Physics (Astronomy and Astrophysics) 2021.

This session is open to all undergraduate students interested in enrolling in the Master. It will provide key information on the course-work structure, enrolment as well as research projects available.

This is a unique opportunity for students to meet teaching and research staff, ask questions, discuss research opportunities and have their first interaction with potential thesis supervisors.


The session will run on the morning of Friday October 2nd, 2020  from 10 am, in the ground-floor seminar room of the ICRAR building (Ken & Julie Michael building, 7 Fairway, Crawley)

Preliminary Program

10:00 – Welcome and introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics at UWA – Luca Cortese

10:10 – Master of Physics (Astronomy and Astrophysics): enrolment/course work/etc. – Matthew Young

10:30 – ICRAR Friday Morning Tea

11:00 – The perspective of former UWA Master students – Jessica Thorne & Philippa Patterson

11:10 – Overview Talks about Master Research Opportunities

Local Universe – Barbara Catinella

Distant Universe – Luke Davies

Computational Astronomy – Chris Power

Gravitational Wave Discovery – Fiona Panther

Multi-messenger and high-energy astrophysics – Bruce Gendre

12:15 – Meet and greet with potential supervisors (light lunch provided)