Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012
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We are running simulations to try to better understand the connection between Gamma-ray Bursts and Supernovae. I am also interested in gravitational lensing, black holes and gravitational waves.

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Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012
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The Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC) is a jewel in the crown of Australia’s space science and technological capacity. Sitting on the top of the Mount Stromlo Observatory just outside of Canberra, the AITC gives Australia the ability to build and test space-ready equipment and satellites.

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Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012
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I am aiming for an academic career in Astrophysics. At the moment, my thoughts are directed towards Chile and their large telescopes, where I'd be keen to stay for a while as a postdoc.

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Monday, 27 Feb 2012
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Astronomical sleuthing is all in a day's work for Christine Nicholls, who is attempting to solve the mystery of Long Secondary Periods in red giant stars.

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Nobel winner Professor Brian Schmidt's press conference at Parliament House
Monday, 20 Feb 2012
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The ANU Channel on YouTube features ANU Professor Brian Schmidt giving a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, to discuss receiving the Nobel Prize for Physics.

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Monday, 13 Feb 2012
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WiFeS is proving critical to our studies of the motion and composition of structures in galaxies, and this is helping astronomers understand how galaxies form and grow.

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Friday, 03 Feb 2012
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Achieving the best possible resolution and contrast in astronomical imaging allows the probing of fine-scale structure in unprecedented detail, providing an insight into some of the smallest events occurring in the universe from which the most violent, energetic and easily observable events are intimately related.

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Friday, 03 Feb 2012
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A team of Australian astronomers is looking for the trigger of a cosmic explosion discovered by Dutch astronomer Tycho Brahe in 1572. It is still unclear why events like this, which are refered to as supernovae, occur. 

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Sunday, 22 Jan 2012
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The ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) Winter School was held from the 27 July to the 3 August 2011.

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