Professor Matthew Bailes
Professor Matthew Bailes is the Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) and leads the Centre's pulsar group. His main scientific interests concern the discovery and high precision timing of millisecond radio pulsars and the discovery of extragalactic fast radio bursts (FRBs). He is the theme leader of the Dynamic Universe for the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO) and the chair of the Collaboration for Astronomical Signal Processing and Electronics Research (CASPER). Together with Willem van Straten he is overseeing the development of the Square Kilometre Array's pulsar processor. He collaborates extensively with MPIfR, the University of Manchester, the Cagliari Radio Observatory, Caltech and the CSIRO. In 2013 his team commenced work on upgrading the Molonglo Radio Observatory so that it could time pulsars and find FRBs.
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