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Professor Igor Bray - Director

Professor Bray is a world-leader in the field of atomic collision theory, an excellent science communicator and a big-picture thinker, a combination of skills that has made him a great advocate and prominent speaker for science and science policy at local, national and international levels.

His clear way of expressing his views, even about very specialised and complex topics, has enabled him to engage the broader community – including school students – in important discussions about the role of science and science education in Australia’s future.

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Professor Alisher Kadyrov

Professor Alisher Kadyrov

Professor Alisher Kadyrov is a theoretical physicist, renowned for his expertise in scattering theory, atomic and molecular collisions, few-body systems, and nuclear astrophysics. With a PhD from Lomonosov Moscow State University following an MSc from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and extensive research experience spanning over three decades, he has made significant contributions to our understanding of fundamental physical processes.

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Dr Arash Bahramian

Dr Arash Bahramian is a lecturer at Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy. He is primarily interested in characteristics of stellar-mass black holes and neutron stars, and their population in our Galaxy. He looks for and studies these objects through observations across the electromagnetic spectrum.

He is also interested in formation and evolution of these systems in dense old star clusters (globular clusters) and studies effects of cluster environment on formation and evolution of these systems based on observational evidence.

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Professor Dmitry Fursa

Dmitry Fursa

Prof Fursa works in the field of computational modelling of quantum reaction processes.  He received his PhD in 1995 from The Flinders University of South Australia and has had continuous Australian Research Council (ARC) funding since 1996.

He was awarded ARC Postdoctoral fellowship (1996), ARC Research Fellowship (1999), ARC Future Fellowship (2010) and is part of the team awarded six ARC Discovery projects and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Antimatter-Matter Studies. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society since 2012.

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Dr Gemma Anderson

Gemma Anderson is an observational astronomer based at Curtin University whose particular interests include the multi-wavelength study of astronomical explosions known as transients. She uses Australian radio telescopes to automatically and rapidly trigger observations of new transient events to study their earliest emitted radio light.

In 2013 Anderson completed her PhD at the University of Sydney, which involved the identification X-ray bright sources in the Galactic plane that focused on the progenitors and products of massive stellar explosions.

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