Bryan Gaensler



Bryan Gaensler is an award-winning astronomer and passionate science communicator, who is internationally recognised for his groundbreaking work on dying stars, interstellar magnets and cosmic explosions. A former Young Australian of the Year, NASA Hubble Fellow and Harvard professor, Gaensler is now an Australian Laureate Fellow at The University of Sydney, and is also Director of the Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics. He gave the 2001 Australia Day Address, was named one of Sydney's 100 most influential people for 2010, and in 2011 was awarded Australia's Pawsey Medal for outstanding research by a physicist aged under 40.