Faculty of Science

International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research

A selection of current projects in the Centre is listed here.

We welcome you to discuss other research project ideas with us. To do this:
Domestic students can contact Professor Gerhardt Meurer, Graduate Research Coordinator in the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR).
International students can use our online enquiry form, which helps us match your research interests with a potential supervisor.

Growing galaxies in supercomputers
Using powerful supercomputers as virtual laboratories, we model the growth of structure in the Universe and follow the formation and evolution of galaxies and their dark matter halos. This work allows us to interpret observations of the real Universe and their theoretical implications.
Enabling astronomy in the era of big data
Study with the Data Intensive Astronomy (DIA) team at ICRAR/UWA, which is deeply involved in the design and architecture of the future Square Kilometre Array (SKA) data system, enabling astronomers to maximize the scientific return from exabyte-scale datasets.
Mapping gas, star formation, and black holes activity in galaxies with the Square Kilometre Array and its Pathfinders
We use next generation radio telescopes such as the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) to obtain unique insights into how galaxies form and evolve over the last several billion years of cosmic time.
A multiwavelength window into galaxy formation and evolution
We trace the assembly of gas, stars, and dark matter in galaxies over the last several billion years of cosmic time using detailed multiwavelength observations from a range of state-of-the-art telescopes.