1999 Young Australian of the Year Astronomer
DOB: 1 / Jan / 1973
From: New South Wales
Professor Bryan Gaensler is an award-winning astronomer and author who is internationally recognised for his groundbreaking work on dying stars, interstellar magnets and cosmic explosions. A former NASA Hubble Fellow, Harvard professor and Australian Laureate Fellow, Gaensler is currently the Director of the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto, Canada. His popular astronomy book "Extreme Cosmos" was published worldwide in 2012.