Extreme Objects

Supervisor Profiles & Available Research Projects

A/Prof Andrew Melatos

  • Theory of gravitational waves radiated by neutron stars and black holes: new sources for LIGO
  • Gravitational waves from supernova explosions
  • Fundamental theory of rotating superfluids and quantum condensates
  • Quantum vortices and superfluid turbulence in nuclear matter: the mystery of neutron star glitches
  • Relativistic electron-positron winds and jets in supernova remnants
  • Origin of magnetic fields in supernovae, neutron stars, black holes, and accretion disks

Dr. Michele Trenti

  • Intermediate-mass black holes in globular clusters

Prof Stuart Wyithe

  • Evolution of supermassive blackholes

Prof Rachel Webster

  • Quasar astrophysics


Magnetic mountain of a neutron star with field lines. The yellow glow shows the magnetic pressure (Credit: M. Vigelius)