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I am a Post-doctoral Research Associate within the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO) funded by the the Australian Research Council (ARC). I am also part of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) at The University of Western Australia, where I am based. In my work I focus on various stages of radio galaxy and radio-loud quasar lifes, and the impact they exert on their host galaxy (smaller scale) as welll as galaxy groups and clusters' (larger scale) evolution.

In my work I use all main methods to study radio galaxies, and that includes analytical models, numerical simulations (mainly MC), statistics and radio observations. I am strongly involved with two fantastic new-generation radio telescopes, the Australian Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), the European LOw Frequency ARray (LOFAR), and ASKAP, the Australian SKA Pathfinder.

As of mid 2014 I am a Project Manager of the ASKAP Evolutionary Map of the Universe (EMU).


Previously I was Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) at the University of Portsmouth, where I worked on the international LOFAR baselines. I am still linked to ICG continuing work on LOFAR with Dr. David Bacon as a Visiting Research Fellow.


And before that, I spent my training years within the Astronomy Group at the University of Southampton where I was a doctorate student. I worked under the supervision of Dr. Tom Maccarone, taken over from Dr. Phil Uttley, on the evolution of radio galaxies and radio-loud quasars. The project was initially started with Dr. Christian Kaiser, and was funded by The Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant.


NEWS....


January 2015

`Advancing Astrophysics with the SKA: Science Book' (2015) is now in press, and will come out sometime this year, but some the chapters composing the updated SKA science case are out already now on arXiV! Chapters composing continuum science are collated here. And the chapter closest to my heart on Life cycles of radio galaxies is here . Enjoy!


January 2014

Radio Galaxy Zoo has launched!
An extension to the well known by now Galaxy Zoo, the Radio Galaxy Zoo - a quest for supermassive black holes, has launched just before Christmas. Beyond the main aim of matching and classifying radio and infrared sources, there is a RGZ Talk which has grown to great (and deep!) sizes - seriously, worth checking out! Try it yourself, spread the word and help the science!


August 2013

Next stop: Perth, Australia. Arrived.


May 2012

Australia and South Africa will share SKA!
[Nature News, SKA Project Office press release]


March 2012

You've been Jodcasted! The special LOFAR themed edition of the Jodcast, where I was also interviewed, is available here. Enjoy!


January 2012

Just arrived in Portsmouth..



Contact:

International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research
ICRAR M468, 35 Stirling Hwy
University of Western Australia
Crawley WA 6009
Australia

Physical address:
7 Fairway, 1st floor Room 142

+61 (0)8 6488 7748
anna.kapinska [at] uwa.edu.au
anna.kapinska [at] port.ac.uk