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, who lives and works in the Sydney suburb of Manly (hence the name).

Our current scientific projects are described on the Projects page.

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

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










Scientific research at Manly Astrophysics is undertaken by our affiliates:

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






Manly Astrophysics is a charitable institute which needs donations in order to pursue its work. Can you help?

You can reach us by email.