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School of Chemistry & Physics
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
ADELAIDE SA
5005 AUSTRALIA

Telephone: +61 8 8303 5996
Facsimile: +61 8 8303 4380

Astrophysics Research

Our group studies some of the most energetic processes in the Universe through observations of very high-energy gamma-rays and ultra energetic cosmic rays, with associated work in the optical, radio, and X-ray regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Our theoretical effort is in the areas of high energy particle production in astrophysical objects, and is closely related to the experimental work done here. The focus is trying to explain how such high energy particles can be produced, and involves study of objects such as: Active Galactic Nuclei, accreting neutron stars and supernova remnants.

Please send initial enquiries regarding postgraduate study with the astrophysics group to Bruce Dawson. He will pass on the enquiry to the appropriate person.

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Pierre Auger Project
Astrophysics Theory
H.E.S.S. Project (via G. Rowell website)
CANGAROO Project
LUNASKA
High Resolution Fly's Eye Project
Muon Detector

High Resolution Fly's Eye Cosmic Event
A High Resolution Fly's Eye (HiRes) cosmic event with energy approximately 2 x 1019 eV. Click on the image to see a large version [556x360, 67KB, JPEG].

The Oliphant Wing of the Physics Building
The Oliphant Wing of the Physics Building, where the High Energy Astrophysics Group is located. Click on the image to see a large version [864x1152, 381KB, JPEG].