THE ASTRO 3D TEAM
ASTRO 3D nodes and partner institutions have employed the best researchers available for the projects and surveys that inform the Themes and Threads.
Striving for 50% gender equity at all levels of research by the end of the Centre, ASTRO 3D is also striving for different ages, races, socio-economic backgrounds, physical ability and sexual orientations that reflect the broader community, through our thoughtfully worded policies.
Professor Lisa Kewley
Our Centre Director Professor Lisa Kewley became interested in astronomy after her parents in South Australia encouraged engagement with the sciences and she was influenced by a high school physics teachers and participation in school stargazing camp. While in the US, Lisa received the 2006 Annie Jump Cannon Award and the 2008 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize for outstanding achievement in observational astronomical research, and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for her work. Lisa returned to ANU and Mt Stromlo in 2011 as a Professor and ARC Future Fellow for the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. She was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2014 and gained an ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship in 2015.
Her most recent research combines stellar evolution and photoionization models with cosmological hydrodynamic simulations to predict how the ionising radiation changes in galaxies over the last 6 billion years, and she showed observationally that the ionising radiation in galaxies changed dramatically with time. Lisa’s expertise covers both optical and radio astronomy, observation and theory, as well as understanding local and distant galaxies.
She will bring this expertise into her Theme Leader role that connect the MWA Epoch of Reionisation survey with the ionizing radiation seen in the first galaxies to understanding how the ionizing radiation evolved across cosmic time to understanding the ionizing radiation in nearby galaxies with SAMI
All management aspects of ASTRO 3D, including research projects and surveys, are looked after by our experienced and well-respected professional team.
We have been building a critical mass of research and professional staff, including a team of 14 Chief Investigators, assigned to the overall management of individual research projects.