ICRAR is looking for talented, hard-working and motivated students to work on our postgraduate research projects.
Opportunities are available for study at both of ICRAR’s joint venture partners, Curtin University and The University of Western Australia. Specific research projects are available across many areas of astronomy (both theoretical and observational), astronomy engineering and high performance computing.
For further details on an individual project, please feel free to contact the potential supervisor. If you’re considering a PhD with ICRAR then please feel free to get in touch and find out more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a chance to visit us in beautiful Perth and see what it’s like to be part of our thriving research community, we would love to host you.
Below we list the projects on offer for commencement in 2021, organised by research area.
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Projects by Research Area
- Accretion Physics and Slow Transients
- Astronomical Instrumentation
- The formation of individual objects: The Milky-Way, Magellanic Systems and globular clusters
- Large volume simulations of the large scale structure and galaxy formation
- Galaxy formation in state-of-the-art cosmological hydrodynamical simulations
- Astrophysical tests of cosmic dark matter
- Simulations of galaxy formation under the microscope
Data Intensive Astronomy
- Delivering the goods – data-intensive SKA-scale Astronomy
- Interacting with data in SKA Regional Centers
- Searching for HI emission with the SKA using Cloud Computing methods
- Prediction of Observing Conditions at Radio Frequencies
- Gravitational Wave detection with Machine Learning Networks
- Using Blockchain Technology to Enable Reproducible Science
- Epoch of Reionization
The Local Universe
- Studies of radio galaxies and star formation with GLASS
- Direct measurement of the Initial Mass Function with the Hubble Space Telescope
- How do galaxies get gas to form stars, grow black holes & evolve?
- WALLABY science with ASKAP
- The role of the gas cycle in galaxy evolution
- Nearby galaxies: forming stars, blowing bubbles and looking in 3D
The Distant Universe
- Cosmic Car-Crashes: The last 8 billion years of galaxies smashing into each other
- The Evolution of Energy, Mass and Structure over all Time
- ProSpect-ing for Galaxies: Modelling all Astrophysical Radiation
- The Physics of Galaxy Evolution Across Space and Time
- Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder Surveys
- Towards a comprehensive modelling of the emission by galaxies near and far
Extragalactic Radio Science
- Advanced Calibration and Imaging with the MWA
- Studying Galactic Centre with Low Frequency Radio Recombination Lines
- Characterising the ionosphere over the Murchison Radio astronomy Observatory
- A Census of Radio Galaxy Components via Measurements of Interplanetary Scintillation
- Detecting nanohertz-frequency gravitational waves with current and future radio telescopes
- Rapid Follow-Ups of Fast Radio Bursts with the MWA
- An Effective Cross-matching Framework for Catalogues and Images
- HI Absorption in high-z radio galaxies
- Combining GLEAM and ATLBS to discover the history of active galactic nuclei
- Identifying optical counterparts of radio sources using citizen science
- Fast follow-up of Gamma-Ray Bursts with the Murchison Widefield Array
- Finding Pulsars with a Next-generation Low-frequency Radio Telescope
- From Low-frequency Pulsar Observations to Interstellar Holography
- GLEAM-X: Exploring the Universe in Radio Colour
- How Does the Cosmic Microwave Background Impact the First Radio Galaxies?
- Machine Learning Techniques in Radio Astronomy
- Opening a Window on the Ionised Interstellar Medium of Nearby Galaxies
- Probing cosmic explosions and unveiling extreme astrophysics using rapid-response radio telescopes
- Probing the Environment of the Most Massive Proto-cluster
- Radio Morphology Evolution of Radio Sources at Low Frequency
- Radio Recombination Lines with the MWA
- Real-time Signal Processing and High Time Resolution Science with the MWA and EDA Radio Telescopes
- Searching for Optical Transients with the Desert Fireball Network
- Searching for the Most Massive Clusters Around Radio Galaxies
- “The A-Team”: Low-frequency Observations of the Brightest Radio Galaxies in the Southern Sky
- Tracing the Evolution of Supermassive Black Holes Across Cosmic Time
- Weighing Proto-clusters in the Early Universe
- Searching for transients and variables in the Galactic and Extragalactic All-Sky MWA (GLEAM) survey
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