Astronomer and ASVO Web Developer
Dr. Elizabeth Mannering studied the X-ray properties of the black holes, jets and environments of radio galaxies during her PhD. She is now a front-end web developer at the Australian Astronomical Observatory in Sydney, working on AAO node of the All-Sky Virtual Observatory (ASVO) project, which connects researchers to a wealth of theoretical and observational data from telescopes across the globe. Dr Mannering also works at the International Centre of Radio Astronomy Research in Perth, designing and building outreach tools to allow members of the public to interact with scientific data or explain difficult astronomical concepts in an intuitive way, engaging new generations of would-be astronomers. She will speak in the event, 'The Story of Light: Deciphering the Data Encoded in the Cosmic Light'.
The information encoded in the light emitted by stars, gas, and galaxies provides the key for understanding the Universe.For decades, astrophysicists have...