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2021 Laureate Profile: Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths

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Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths

Administering Organisation: The Australian National University

Fellowship project summary

FL210100039: Illuminating Magnetic Fields as the Scaffold of Gas in Galaxies. 

This program aims to reveal how gas and magnetic fields interact to set the fate of galaxies. The question of how galaxies evolve is one of the most fundamental in all of astronomy. Magnetism, alongside gravity, is one of the most influential forces in determining the evolution of galaxies, and yet one of the least understood. Using the Fellow's expertise and Australia's newest radio telescope, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder, this program will explore the inner workings of our own Milky Way and its galactic neighbours, the Magellanic Clouds. Using new observations and a new international research network, this program expects to position Australia at the centre of international efforts to understand how galaxies work.

Australian Research Council funding: $ 3,221,778

Find out more about Professor McClure-Griffiths and their research areas of interest to date by visiting their profile page on The Australian National University's website.

For further information about this funding scheme, please visit the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme page.

Image credit: The Australian National University 

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