Fiona Helen Panther

Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Western Australia

Perth, WA

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


I am a physicist and mathematician with an interest in astronomy.  My expertise is primarily in microphysical astronomy: how processes that occur on the atomic and subatomic scale can influence what we observe on galactic and cosmological (whole-universe) size scales.

My interest in astronomy arose because I was unable to choose a single field of physics in which to concentrate. I am fascinated by particle physics, nuclear physics, and the behavior of matter in physical extremes, as well as the mathematics that underlies the physical world.

I have professional experience in open source software development, science teaching, and science communication. I am an advocate for the development of robust statistical methods, and the reproducibility of scientific results, particularly in astronomy.