CSIRO Scholarship awarded to UNSW Astrophysics student
Claire-Elise Green, a PhD student in the Department of Astrophysics, has been awarded the inaugural CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics. Claire-Elise is researching Milky Way dynamics and structure, studying stellar nurseries using radio telescopes like the 22-m Mopra telescope and the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA). Her research is supervised by Dr. Maria Cunningham (UNSW) and Dr. Joanne Dawson (CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science).
She was awarded the scholarship by CSIRO's new Chief Executive Dr. Larry Marshall. The photo shows Claire-Elise Green with Dr. Cathy Foley (Chief of CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering) to the left and Dr. Larry Marshall (CSIRO CEO) to the right.
The 2015 CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics is a post-graduate travel scholarship, which will be used to fund travel costs to visit and/or conduct research in an overseas or interstate institution. It was established to commemorate the scientific contribution of Drs. John Dunlop, Tony Farmer, Gerry Haddad and Don Price who died in a helicopter crash in March 2013. Claire-Elise will use her scholarship to visit the Max Planck Institut für Radioastronomie in Bonn, Germany, to work on collaborative research related to her PhD project using the Atacama Pathfinder EXperiment (APEX) telescope, for which MPIfR is the major stakeholder.
(photo reproduced from CSIRO ATNF Daily Astronomy Picture http://www.atnf.csiro.au/ATNF-DailyImage/archive/2015/10-Apr-2015.html)