Radio astronomy is the study of objects beyond the Earth's atmosphere using the light they emit in the radio band of the electromagnetic spectrum. The Discipline of Mathematics and Physics is unique in Australia in possessing two world class radio telescopes, Mt Pleasant Observatory near Hobart and the other near Ceduna, South Australia.

The discipline of Mathematics offers a range of courses and research supervision in statistics, and pure and applied mathematics. Mathematics provides the language that underpins technology and describes all aspects of the natural world. Mathematics provides fundamental skills in problem solving, modelling and analysis.

Physics is the fundamental science, the foundation upon which engineering and technology are built. This science is concerned with the farthest reaches of space and the tiny world of atoms and molecules. Physics provides a basis for an understanding of biology, chemistry and geology.

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8 August, 2012

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