About Manly Astrophysics

Manly Astrophysics was created in order to strengthen astrophysical research in Australia. Astronomy is one of Australia's strongest scientific disciplines, but theoretical work - which gives meaning to data - has not matched observational research. Manly Astrophysics puts emphasis on the interpretation of astronomical data, aiming to gain a better understanding of astrophysical phenomena. Our methods include analytic and computational techniques, and the creative process of generating new perspectives.

On a day-to-day level the institute is run by the director, Dr Mark Walker. His vision is that

"We will distinguish ourselves by being exceptionally innovative, while simultaneously attaining the highest technical standards in our work. We will not limit ourselves to the systematic exploration of existing concepts, but will challenge those concepts, and we will devise and explore alternatives. We will maintain a particular strength in theoretical astrophysics, emphasising the interface between theory and observation."

Examples of discovery and innovation during the institute's first decade are described here.

Our recent research activities are described on the projects page, at a level suitable for non-specialists.

Scientific priorities for Manly Astrophysics are set by its Research Committee which is made up of:

Prof Tim Bedding Prof Ron Ekers Dr Simon Johnston Dr Yuri Levin Prof Don Melrose
Prof Tim Bedding Prof Ron Ekers Dr Simon Johnston Prof Yuri Levin Prof Don Melrose
Prof Elaine Sadler Dr Mark Walker Prof Mark Wardle
Prof Elaine Sadler Dr Mark Walker Prof Mark Wardle







 




Scientific research at Manly Astrophysics is undertaken by our staff:

Dr Artem Tuntsov Dr Mark Walker
Dr Artem Tuntsov Dr Mark Walker






Our offices are at 15/41-42 East Esplanade, Manly.

Manly Astrophysics is a charity; we need donations in order to pursue our work. Can you help?

Questions? You can reach us by email.