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Curtin’s out of this world efforts in Eureka moment

…perfect demonstration of Curtin’s strong contributions to building fundamental knowledge about our solar system and beyond, but also how Curtin engages with the broader community to achieve innovative research outcomes.” The MWA is a low frequency radio telescope built and operated by an international consortium of universities and research institutions. Designed to pursue the highest priority goals in cosmology, the MWA is a versatile…

High tech partnership paying off

…(ICRAR), explained that the AARnet-Cisco 100Gb/s data link would allow data to be shipped to the Cisco IoE Innovation Centre over optical fibres without ‘regeneration’, meaning that once signals are converted to light at the MWA, they then travel as light all the way to Perth. Many such links would be used in parallel for the SKA, using already-installed optical fibre. “In addition to incurring lower maintenance costs and using easily available,…

Distant galaxy identified as the origin of mysterious bright burst

…the first time that an instrument – the MWA – was ‘shadowing’ Parkes at the precise time that a fast radio burst went off, and it obtained radio data from the exact same region at a lower frequency than Parkes operates. “The MWA sees 100 times more sky than Parkes, but the burst was not detected at the MWA’s long wavelengths. This allowed us to constrain the spectral nature of its emission, thinning the list of plausible scenarios that might…

Time machine in the Western Australian outback obtains funding boost

…ritical expertise to the SKA project. This includes working closely with key national initiatives such as the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre. In the last two years, more than 70 scientific publications have been developed from MWA data. The MWA team also recently won a prestigious award for the telescope’s scientific impact from Thomson Reuters. For further information on the Murchison Widefield Array visit www.mwatelescope.org or…

Curtin bids astrophysicist buona fortuna ma non addio…

…resident Bignami said. Professor Tingay was selected from an international shortlist based on his considerable knowledge and expertise, having founded CIRA in 2007 and as Director of the Curtin-led Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) project, the only operational precursor telescope for the SKA. He said his appointment was a great honour. “Italy is a powerhouse of astronomy and industry and is a founding member of the international SKA consortium,”…

Pushing the envelope

…Universe and fundamental physics. Projects of this scale require powerful data processing, and subsequently help progress the related fields of data visualisation and supercomputing. One tile in a larger array making up the MWA radio telescope The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre at Technology Park provides the data processing that supports projects like the MWA. Transforming Learning Curtin has redeveloped a number of its teaching and learning…

Curtin researchers WA’s only winners at prestigious awards

…our research endeavours are strong partnerships with industry, business and government, which result in outcomes that greatly benefit the broader community locally, nationally and globally.” Professor Tingay, Director of the MWA, said the award was recognition for the MWA team’s prolific release of innovative science results. “Curtin University has led 15 institutions from four countries in the $50m MWA project for the last seven years,…

Award-winning Curtin Adjunct Professor scores global recognition

…ry, especially if you live in WA – which will become the home of part of the SKA, an innovative telescope continuing our Grote Reber inheritance into the future. “Being involved with the Curtin-led Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), a $50 million precursor to the SKA located in the Murchison desert of Western Australia, has been fantastic and I look forward to being part of the cutting-edge research results to come.” Professor Ekers has aided in…

Telescope to track space junk using youth radio station

…ollisions that will result in even more space debris being generated, such as what happened in the case of the Iridium 33 satellite in 2009,” he said. Being one of the first completed studies undertaken using the $51 million MWA, the results are important as they confirm the revolutionary astronomy tool is functioning in line with expectations. “The MWA was designed to be the most powerful low frequency radio telescope in the Southern Hemisphere…

MWA operations take off

…Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, at a special event to mark the occasion. A precursor telescope to the $2 billion Square Kilometre Array – the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope – the MWA will give scientists an unprecedented look at the Universe. Senator Carr described the launch as a proud day for Australia, with the MWA the first of the three precursor telescopes to be operational. “In addition to…