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 email@example.com. 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
- Advances in antenna array theory
- Study of high power microwave radiation effects on semiconductor devices and systems
- Metamaterials for radio astronomy engineering
- Suppression of Instrumental Noise Coupling in Closely-Spaced Interferometer for Cosmology
- Automatic detection and classification of transients from SKA-Low stations
- 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
- Keeping PACE(r) with the torrent in data-intensive SKA-scale Astronomy
- Quantitative Study of the Impact of Advanced Lossy Compression Techniques on Radio Astronomy Science Results
- Searching for HI emission with the SKA using Cloud Computing methods
- Prediction of Observing Conditions at Radio Frequencies
- Space filling curve based optimization for multi-D data distribution
- Epoch of Reionization
Extragalactic Radio Science
- Determining the Accretion/Jet Connection in Super-massive Black Holes
- GLEAM-X: Exploring the Universe in Radio Colour
- Monster Black Holes at the Dawn of Cosmic Time
- Novel transient radio sources in MWA surveys
- The Life and Times of High-redshift Radio Galaxies
- Opening a window on the ionised interstellar medium of nearby galaxies
The Local Universe
- A new look at galaxy evolution and how star formation ends in large galaxy clusters
- Measuring motions in the Local Universe, with Next Generation methods and SKA-VLBI
- Science with Continuum and Polarisation Radio Surveys
- The role of dwarf galaxies in cosmology
- WALLABY science with ASKAP
- The star-formation and gas-cycle of galaxies in the local Universe
The Distant Universe
- Modelling the radio emission of star-forming galaxies
- 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
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