Welcome to the Astrophysics Group!

The Astrophysics group in the School of Physics spans cosmology, extragalactic astronomy, extreme objects, relativistic astrophysics, and knowledge management associated with virtual observatories and software telescopes. Our research programs, comprising theoretical, observational and computational studies, are aligned with the major international facilities such as the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), Square-Kilometer Array (SKA), Australian Square-Kilometer Array Project (ASKAP), the Hubble space telescope, South Pole Telescope (SPT), POLARBEAR and the Simons Array, Simons Observatory and Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO). We are also leading Australia’s first space telescope program, SkyHopper.

The Astrophysics group currently hosts nodes in three ARC Centres of Excellence: OzGrav for gravitational wave astronomy, CAASTRO for all-sky astronomy, and ASTRO-3D to study the Universe in 3 dimensions.

Please contact us to learn more about the research projects and study opportunities available in our group, for undergraduate, Masters, and PhD students. More information can be found on the Study link. We invite applications for our Master of Science (MSc) and Doctorate (PhD)  Physics degrees!


View of the Murchison Widefield Array. Credit: MWA