[ASA] Two Astronomy ARC Centres of Excellence funded

Virginia Kilborn vkilborn at swin.edu.au
Thu Sep 8 14:59:09 AEST 2016

Dear ASA community,

Today we heard the exciting news that two ARC Centres of Excellence have been funded:

The ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions, at The Australian National University, will answer fundamental questions in astrophysics, including the origin of matter and the periodic table of elements, and the origin of ionisation in the Universe. The Centre, led by Professor Lisa Kewley, will capitalise on innovative Australian technology and instrumentation to propel Australia to the forefront of astronomical research.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery, to be established at the Swinburne University of Technology, will explore the extreme physics of black holes and warped spacetime, inspiring the next generation of Australian scientists and engineers. Researchers at this Centre, led by Professor Matthew Bailes, will build on decades of Australian investment in gravitational wave and pulsar science, coalescing research activities into a focused national programme.

The associated ARC announcement can be found here:http://www.arc.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/2835-million-awarded-nine-arc-centres-excellence

$283.5 million awarded to nine ARC Centres of Excellence | Australian Research Council<http://www.arc.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/2835-million-awarded-nine-arc-centres-excellence>
$283.5 million awarded to nine ARC Centres of Excellence-media release issued by the ARC-8 September 2016

Congratulations to Lisa, Matthew and their teams, this is fantastic news for the Australian astrophysics community!

Kind regards,


President, ASA

Virginia Kilborn
Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
Swinburne University of Technology
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