Researcher

Dr Maria Cunningham

My Expertise

Radio astronomy, molecular line astronomy and bio-astronomy.

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Biography

My research interests are in radio, millimetre and sub-millimetre astronomy, molecular line astronomy, bioastronomy and computational astrophysics.

I am currently working on several projects, including:

  1. Detecting new complex organic molecules in space, and hopefully finding some of the building blocks of life;
  2. Using very complex organic molecules to put an evolutionary sequence on the formation of stars;
  3. Determining how the structure of the...view more

My research interests are in radio, millimetre and sub-millimetre astronomy, molecular line astronomy, bioastronomy and computational astrophysics.

I am currently working on several projects, including:

  1. Detecting new complex organic molecules in space, and hopefully finding some of the building blocks of life;
  2. Using very complex organic molecules to put an evolutionary sequence on the formation of stars;
  3. Determining how the structure of the Milky Galaxy affect the formation of stars, and
  4. Investigating the relationship between turbulence in gas in the Milky Way Galaxy and star formation.
  5. Using data intensive astronomy together with computational astrophysics to understand the relationship between star formation and the surrounding interstellar medium.

 

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Location

My office is Room 139 in the Old Main Building, in the Department of Astrophysics and optics.

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Contact

+ 61( 0)2 9385 5662
+ 61( 0)2 9385 6060