Welcome!


I am a radio astronomer and astrophysicist, and a staff Assistant Scientist at National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Socorro, NM. 

I work on the evolution of radio galaxies, understood as both growth of their structures during their lifetime and as cosmological evolution of their population, and the impact they have on the evolution of galaxies and the Universe as a whole. I am interested in the physics of the relativistic jets, the environments of radio galaxies and aspects of kinetic AGN feedback. In my methods I use semi-analytical models, numerical simulations (the ol' good Monte Carlo family), advanced statistics and vast observational data.

I am heavily involved in delivering low frequency radio surveys from the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) pathfinders and precursors. I am a Project Manager for the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) all-sky radio continuum survey, the Evolutionary Map of the Universe (EMU), a core team member of the low frequency Galactic and Extragalactic All-Sky MWA (GLEAM) survey, and a science team member of an international citizen science project, the Radio Galaxy Zoo.

For more information on my research, science interests and projects I lead or am involved in, follow links above to Research and About Me.



News


March 2018

Socorro, NM. Arrived!


November 2017

Doing great science with citizen scientists via Radio Galaxy Zoo! Our paper
on rare and still largely unexplored HyMoRS (Hybrid Morphology Radio Galaxies)
is now out here. Check out also our RGZ blog post on this study. I will try to
create and maintain a site and database specially for these radio galaxies.
Hopefully useful for your research! Again, watch this space!


September 2017

You've been Jodcasted! A special edition of the University of Manchester
podcast about star formation and the Universe is available here. Or you may
want to directly jump to the interview where I was featured (it's 15 minutes
long, but hopefully you'll enjoy it listening as much as I enjoyed discussing the
science).


March 2017

Check out a press release on my very recent paper on radio observations
of the archetypal star-burst galaxy NGC 253! Links to: press release and
the journal paper. I will
also write here a short piece on this research
shortly - watch this space!


October 2016

GaLactic and Extragalactic All-sky MWA Survey (GLEAM) Data Release 1 
is now out! 


February 2016

Way too early science has lost a great mind and an exceptional mentor to
students, Dr Peter A Curran.


January 2015 


`Advancing Astrophysics with the SKA: Science Book' (2015) is now in press,
and will come out sometime this year, but some the chapters composing the
updated SKA science case are out already now on arXiV! Chapters composing
continuum science are collated 
here. And the chapter closest to my heart on
Life cycles of radio galaxies is here. Enjoy! 


January 2014 

Radio Galaxy Zoo has launched!
An extension to the well known by now Galaxy Zoo, the Radio Galaxy Zoo -
a quest for supermassive black holes, has launched just before Christmas.
Beyond the main aim of matching and classifying radio and infrared sources,
there is a 
RGZ Talk which has grown to great (and deep!) sizes - seriously,
worth checking out! Try it yourself, spread the word and help the science!



August 2013 

Next stop: Perth, Australia. Arrived.


May 2012 

Australia and South Africa will share SKA! 
[Nature News, SKA Project Office press release]


March 2012 

You've been Jodcasted! The special LOFAR themed edition of the Jodcast,
where I was also interviewed, is available 
here. Enjoy!
















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