Potential projects

Project name Theme Supervisor(s)
Characterising target selection effects in stellar surveys. Galactic archaeology
Stellar and planetary astronomy
Dr Luca Casagrande
Searching for Explosive or Eruptive Variables in the SkyMapper Transient Survey Stellar and planetary astronomy Dr Anais Moller, Dr Seo-Won Chang
A high-altitude survey for nearby supernova Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Stellar and planetary astronomy
Instrumentation
Dr Bradley Tucker
A landing site prediction system for high-altitude balloons Instrumentation Dr James Gilbert
Adaptive optics for free-space optical communications Instrumentation Dr Francis Bennet
Adaptive optics for pushing space debris Instrumentation Dr Doris Grosse
Adaptive optics for tracking space debris Instrumentation Dr Francis Bennet
Archaeology of the Milky Way Galactic archaeology
Stellar and planetary astronomy
Professor Martin Asplund
Atmospheric turbulence characterisation with Differential Image Motion Monitor Instrumentation Dr Visa Korkiakoski
Biogenic elements in stars harbouring planets Stellar and planetary astronomy
Galactic archaeology
Professor Martin Asplund
Calibrating SkyMapper and the local density of white dwarfs Stellar and planetary astronomy
Galactic archaeology
Professor Gary Da Costa
Component Testing of Adaptive Optics Tracking and Pushing System Instrumentation Dr Doris Grosse
Dark Matter, Positrons, and the Galactic Bulge Binary Population Stellar and planetary astronomy Professor Gary Da Costa, Dr Bradley Tucker, Dr Roland Crocker
Efficient Coupling of Light into RHEA to search for Exoplanets Instrumentation
Stellar and planetary astronomy
A/Professor Michael Ireland
Finding Young stars from their Chromospheric activity with the FunnelWeb survey Galactic archaeology
Stellar and planetary astronomy
Dr Marusa Zerjal
Forming the Fuel for Star Formation Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Dr Katie Jameson
High-level control software for adaptive optics Instrumentation Dr Visa Korkiakoski
High-speed imaging in the near-infrared Instrumentation
Stellar and planetary astronomy
Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Dr Robert Sharp
Hot Spots in the Andromeda Galaxy Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Dr Brent Groves
How does the Milky Way get new gas to continue its voracious habit of star formation? Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Galactic archaeology
Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths
How well we can weight the stars in distant galaxies from their observed light? Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Dr Elisabete da Cunha
Investigating multiple populations in Globular clusters. Galactic archaeology Dr Luca Casagrande
Investigating the interaction between supermassive black holes and their host spiral galaxies Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Black hole phenomena
Dr Julie Banfield
Laser Guide Star for tracking space debris Instrumentation Associate Professor Céline d'Orgeville
Local analogs for high-redshift galaxies in the GAMA Galaxy Survey Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Dr Fuyan Bian
Lucky imaging and adaptive optics for satellite imaging Instrumentation A/Professor François Rigaut
Magnetic field amplification in accretion discs - the disc dynamo Stellar and planetary astronomy
Galactic archaeology
Dr Christoph Federrath
Magnetic fields in the Magellanic System Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Galactic archaeology
Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths
Magnetism in the Galactic Centre Galactic archaeology
Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths
Mapping the Magellanic periphery Galactic archaeology Dr Dougal Mackey
Measuring the inclination of the Large Magellanic Cloud with the Dark Energy Camera Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Galactic archaeology
Dr Dougal Mackey
Metal SLUG - Developing a tool for stochastic nucleosynthesis Galactic archaeology
Stellar and planetary astronomy
Professor Mark Krumholz
Modeling laser propagation in atmosphere for space debris tracking and pushing Instrumentation Dr Visa Korkiakoski
Modelling the interstellar gas emission in galaxies Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Dr Elisabete da Cunha
Observing HII region spectra in isolated dwarf irregular galaxies from the SIGRID sample Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Dr David Nicholls
Optically-pumped semiconductor laser for sodium laser guide star adaptive optics applications in astronomy and space debris tracking/de-orbiting Instrumentation Associate Professor Céline d'Orgeville
OzDES SkyMapper observations for Reverberation Mapping Black hole phenomena
Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Dr Robert Sharp
Performance of the SkyMapper Supernovae Search Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Dr Anais Moller, Dr Bradley Tucker
Probing the lagging halo of the Milky Way Galactic archaeology
Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths
Radio galaxy environments Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Black hole phenomena
Dr Julie Banfield
Radio Galaxy Zoo and supermassive black holes Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Dr Julie Banfield
Radio spectra of galaxies undergoing feedback by relativistic jets Black hole phenomena
Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Professor Geoff Bicknell
Reconstructing the accretion history of Andromeda Galactic archaeology Dr Dougal Mackey
Red spirals - how star formation fades in galaxies like the Milky Way Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Dr Christian Wolf
Searching for stellar streams in the outer Milky Way halo Galactic archaeology Dr Dougal Mackey
SkyMapper Transient Survey Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Dr Bradley Tucker, Dr Ivo Seitenzahl, Dr Anais Moller
Stellar magnetic fields and stellar spectra Stellar and planetary astronomy Professor Martin Asplund
Studying the outer regions of dwarf galaxies Galactic archaeology Professor Gary Da Costa
Supernova feedback and star formation Stellar and planetary astronomy
Galactic archaeology
Dr Christoph Federrath
The FunnelWeb survey for the TESS mission Stellar and planetary astronomy A/Professor Michael Ireland
The Galactic Centre Gamma-Ray Excess: Signature of Dark Matter or Ancient Stars? Black hole phenomena
Galactic archaeology
Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Dr Roland Crocker
The Initial Mass Function in the most extreme star-forming environments Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Stellar and planetary astronomy
Professor Mark Krumholz
The Kepler Extra-Galactic Survey - Supernovae, Black Holes, and Cosmology Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Stellar and planetary astronomy
Dr Bradley Tucker
The Kepler/K2 field: bridging stellar and Galactic astronomy Galactic archaeology
Stellar and planetary astronomy
Dr Luca Casagrande
The Oldest Stars in the Universe Stellar and planetary astronomy Professor Martin Asplund, Dr. David Yong
The role of turbulence for the origin of stellar masses Stellar and planetary astronomy
Galactic archaeology
Dr Christoph Federrath
The Stromlo Milky Way Satellite Survey: Satellite galaxies as probe of structure formation in our cosmic backyard Galactic archaeology
Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
A/Professor Helmut Jerjen
The world's largest turbulence simulations Stellar and planetary astronomy
Galactic archaeology
Dr Christoph Federrath
Thick disks in other spiral galaxies Galactic archaeology
Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Professor Ken Freeman
Tracing the evolutionary connection between the Milky Way Galaxy's stellar populations using fluorine Galactic archaeology
Stellar and planetary astronomy
Dr. David Yong
Understanding the abundance spread in star clusters Galactic archaeology
Stellar and planetary astronomy
Professor Mark Krumholz
Understanding the Milky Way’s giant radio lobes Black hole phenomena
Galactic archaeology
Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Dr Roland Crocker
Unveiling the globular cluster system of Andromeda with the Hubble Space Telescope Galactic archaeology Dr Dougal Mackey
Unveiling the properties of galaxies in the young Universe with the world’s largest telescope Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Dr Elisabete da Cunha
Using THOR's Hammer to Measure the Temperature of the Milky Way Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Galactic archaeology
Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths
What type of planets might we measure with the Giant Magellan Telescope? Stellar and planetary astronomy
Instrumentation
Dr Robert Sharp

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