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
- Space filling curve based optimization for multi-D data distribution
- Epoch of Reionization
- The Local Universe
The Distant Universe
- The Evolution of Energy, Mass and Structure over all Time
- Finding and characterising the most distant galaxies with the James Webb Space Telescope.
- A new approach to measuring the baryon budget in the nearby Universe.
- Cosmic Car-Crashes: The last 8 billion years of galaxies smashing into each other
- 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
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