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Meet Associate Professor Tara Murphy, 1995 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) alumna and astrophysicist

May 12, 2017 11:28 am Published by Leave your thoughts

I’m an astrophysicist at the University of Sydney, working on transient radio sources: astronomical objects that vary on rapid timescales. These include extreme events like supernovae and gamma-ray bursts, as well as flaring stars and pulsars. My research is data-driven, I conduct surveys on telescopes like the Murchison Widefield Array, processing terabytes of data to… Read more

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Engaging alumni in NYSF Next Step events

May 9, 2017 3:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Nate Byrne, NYSF alumnus (NYSF 2001) and newly-minted TV breakfast meteorologist – yes, the weather guy – from ABC News Breakfast, was the keynote speaker at the NYSF Next Step Melbourne alumni event in March. In the first of two alumni events supported by IP Australia in 2017, and hosted by The University of Melbourne,… Read more

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NYSF 2017 students visit LMA’s STELaRLaB

May 9, 2017 11:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Lockheed Martin Australia’s STELaRLaB hosted 15 NYSF 2017 participants as part of the Melbourne Next Step program in March. This was a unique opportunity to see what a world-leading R&D facility is like and learn about the kinds of work being undertaken by the researchers there. The STELaRLaB is the first such facility to be… Read more

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