Team leader for the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array project, CSIRO

I am currently the lead for the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array project. This project has three primary goals:

1 - to detect ultra-low-frequency gravitational waves using pulsars
2 - to create a pulsar-based time scale
3 - to use pulsars to search for unknown objects in our solar system.

I am also the science lead for the PULSE@Parkes outreach project. As part of this project, high-school students around the world carry out observations of pulsars using the Parkes radio telescope. The observations have led to refereed publications and are also used by the students to carry out school projects.

I enjoy computing projects and have developed the tempo2, psrcat, ptasimulate and pfits software packages that are in common use in the pulsar community.

Experience

  • –present
    Team leader for the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array project, CSIRO