Astrophysics research within the centre spans the entire electromagnetic spectrum covering computational, theoretical and observational astronomy. Explore our key research themes.
Cosmology and Reionisation
We’re striving to answer some of the big questions about the universe by constructing new maps of the local and distant universe at optical and radio wavelengths.
We’re investigating the unknown form of mass called dark matter.
Circumgalactic and Intergalactic Medium
Using world-leading facilities, we’re investigating the gas reservoirs around galaxies that form new stars.
Our researchers use the world's best telescopes and advanced supercomputing to study the origin, evolution and properties of galaxies.
Globular Cluster Systems
We are using the world's best telescopes, and advanced supercomputing, to study the origin, evolution and properties of globular clusters.
Supermassive Black Holes
We're investigating the important role that supermassive black holes play in the life cycle of galaxies, and studying the gravitational waves released when black holes collide.
Pulsars and Gravitational Wave Astronomy
We're investigating some of the most extreme and amazing objects of the universe, and we are at the forefront of Australian research into gravitational waves.
Fast Radio Bursts and Transients
Our astronomers are searching for millisecond explosions and bursts across our universe.
Stars and Planets
We're using advanced supercomputing and the world's best telescopes to study the properties of stars and planets.
Data-Intensive Astronomy, Astronomical Software and Instrumentation
We’re developing, testing and applying new methods for discovery and insight. Learn about our key projects and software created.
We're expanding our established track record in world-class astronomy and astrophysics into the new frontier of space research.
Through astronomical research, we’re driving change across health, aviation, defence and many other industries.