News: Honours in Physics subtheme - High-energy astrophysics

Studying the Highest Energy Particles in Nature with the Pierre Auger Observatory

Pierre Auger Observatory

Honours project: Projects with the Pierre Auger Observatory in western Argentina which has been built to detect giant cascades of particles created in our atmosphere by the highest energy particles known in the Universe.

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Predicting the movement and development of Cloud for Dynamically scheduling Astronomical Observations

Honours project: The purpose of this project is to develop software and procedures to assist with this dynamic observation scheduling, based on the current time series of cloud images.

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Study of Nature's Extreme Particle Accelerators at Tera-eV (10^12eV) Gamma-Ray Energies with Hess and other Telescopes

Honours projects: Opportunities to study extended sources which may include supernova remnants, pulsar nebulae, star formation regions and also mysterious unidentified sources, as well as searching for transient/bursting sources in High Energy Stereoscopic System (HESS) data.

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Designing the next generation CTA gamma-ray observatory with machine learning and other computational techniques

Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA)

Honours projects: Gamma-ray astronomy projects which study the most energetic part of the electromagnetic spectrum and correspondingly require large telescope systems and state-of-the-art analysis techniques.

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Advanced LIGO Detector Characterisation & CW Astrophysics

Honours project: This project provides the opportunity to work on continuous-wave (CW) searches and advanced LIGO detector characterisation as part of the OzGrav Centre of Excellence.

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High-Precision Characterisation of Optics Using Hartmann Wavefront Sensors

Honours projects: Accurate knowledge of optical parameters is becoming increasingly important for a wide range of scientific and industrial applications.

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