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ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery

The Australian Research Council (ARC) announced in September 2016 a new $31.3 million ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery, OzGrav, to be led by Swinburne University of Technology, in collaboration with the University of Adelaide, Monash University, Australian National University, the University of Melbourne, the University of Western Australia, CSIRO, the Australian Astronomical Observatory, and international partners. The University of Adelaide will receive about $3.4 Million, with two of its chief investigators being IPAS members. Prof Peter Veitch and A/Prof David Ottaway are helping improve the sensitivity of detectors and develop new ways to interrogate the data and to use the information to understand the Universe and be able to provide rich insights into the birth, life and death of stars and galaxies.

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Acceleration of Petaelectronvolt Protons in the Galactic Centre

Deep γ-ray observations with arcminute angular resolution of the region surrounding the Galactic Centre provide insight into the potential role of supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* in accelerating cosmic-rays.

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Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing

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Adelaide SA 5005


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