Alien hunt next as Matthew Bailes wins Laureate Fellowship

23 July 2015

It has been a crazy month for Swinburne University of Technology Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and ANU alum Matthew Bailes (PhD '90). Just as he was coming to terms with news he had won a 2015 Laureate Fellowship from the Australian Research Council, he was asked to lead the Australian arm of an international team that will endeavour to find alien life.

Aliens weren't really on Bailes's bucket list, but he says it segues beautifully with his Laureate Fellowship program, which will seek to find the source of curious radio emissions coming from far away in the universe.

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