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“I joined ICRAR because it is growing so rapidly, with many leading researchers in radio astronomy coming from around the world.” - Dr Barbara Catinella

“I joined ICRAR because it is growing so rapidly, with many leading researchers in radio astronomy coming from around the world.” – Dr Barbara Catinella

Understanding how gas is converted into stars is a key question of modern astronomy, and the main emphasis of this research group. This group works on a broad range of topics in the context of investigating the origin and evolution of galaxies through cutting-edge telescopes, including ASKAP and the MWA.

The upcoming WALLABY and DINGO neutral hydrogen surveys with ASKAP will catalogue and map half a million galaxies and track galaxy evolution over 4 billion years. The ASKAP continuum survey EMU will detect about 70 million sources over the whole southern sky to provide the best census yet of black-hole activity in the Universe and a dust-free measure of star formation. The MWA will allow us to peek into the Epoch of Reionisation, a cosmic period 13 billion years ago when the first stars and galaxies formed, study black-hole activity in galaxies and map our own Milky Way galaxy in greater detail than ever before.