Dr. Lisa Harvey-Smith is an award-winning astronomer at the CSIRO and the Project Scientist for the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope. Her research tackles diverse topics from the birth and death of stars to weighing black holes in the centres of galaxies.
Lisa leads a team of scientists at the Australia Telescope National Facility and enjoys sharing her passion for science with audiences across Australia. Last year she introduced science superstars Buzz Aldrin and Neil DeGrasse Tyson at sold-out shows at venues in Sydney and Melbourne. In her spare time, she runs ultra-marathons, including multi-day races.