Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA), focuses on scientific and technological advances in the fields of astrophysics and engineering, and is involved in the Square Kilometre Array and the Murchison Widefield Array, as well as the investigation of active galactic nuclei and radio galaxies, transient radio phenomena and pulsars.
In the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 assessment, Curtin University ranked well above world standard for astronomical and space sciences.
In Semester 2 (2017), we have academic staff who are teaching the following Department of Physics & Astronomy Units:
- Electromagnetism – Dr Jean-Pierre Macquart
- Wave Propagation (Hons) – Dr Jean-Pierre Macquart
- Physics of Stars and Galaxies – Dr Richard Plotkin / Associate Professor James Miller-Jones
In Semester 2 (2017), we have academic staff who are teaching the following Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Units: