Astronomy and Astrophysics Group

Astronomy and Astrophysics Group

Description

Astrophysics is the application of physics to uncover and understand phenomena in the universe.

Expertise

Astrophysics is the application of physics to uncover and understand phenomena in the universe.

Objective

The Astronomy and Astrophysics group uses physics to develop an understanding of the universe and its phenomena.

Research Focus
  • Clusters of galaxies and large scale structure
  • Cosmic magnetism
  • Astronomical image processing for next generation radio telescopes (SKA, ASKAP, MWA)
  • Gravitational microlensing
  • White dwarfs
Unique Capability Proposition

This group carries out quality research in a number of areas relating to the phenomena in the universe. Contact them to find out more about what they can do for you.

Past Successes

22 September 2011

Victoria University's radio astronomer Dr Melanie Johnston–Hollitt has been appointed New Zealand’s science representative on the founding SKA board. Jonathon Kings from the Ministry of Economic Development has also joined the Board. Dr Johnston–Hollitt chairs the New Zealand SKA Research & Development Consortium and Mr Kings is New Zealand’s SKA director.