Welcome to the Astrophysics Group!

The Astrophysics group in the School of Physics spans cosmology, extragalactic astronomy, extreme objects, relativistic astrophysics, cultural astronomy, 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, the James Webb Space Telescope, the Vera Rubin Observatory, CMB-S4, South Pole Telescope (SPT), POLARBEAR and the Simons Array, Simons Observatory and Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO). We are also leading SpIRIT (successfully launched at the end of 2023!) which is the first mission of the Australian Space Agency,  while working towards the launch of SkyHopper.

The Astrophysics group currently hosts nodes in two ARC Centres of Excellence: OzGrav for gravitational wave 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 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Physics!


View of the Murchison Widefield Array. Credit: MWA