Dr Raquel Salmeron

PhD Physics, MBA(Hons), B.Aero.Eng(Hons)
ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Applied Mathematics 0102
  • Numerical And Computational Mathematics 0103
  • Stellar Astronomy And Planetary Systems 020110
  • Planetary Science (Excl. Extraterrestrial Geology) 020108


Dr. Raquel Salmeron is a Fellow at the ANU,  where she holds a joint appointment with the Mathematical Sciences Institute and the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics.  She is an expert in applied mathematics and PDE, and is particularly interested in mathematical/numerical modelling of magnetised fluid flows, and studying the processes governing the dynamics and evolution of differentially rotating disks, with applications to astro- and geophysics. Raquel also convenes the second-year course MATH2306, Partial Differential Equations and Applications,  at the Mathematical Sciences Institute. Raquel is Lead Chief Investigator on the ARC Discovery project The Formation of Stars and Planets, and Chief Investigator in the NCI Supercomputer Time Grant Accretion Disks, Jets and Winds.

Raquel is Member of the National Committee for Astronomy (NCA) Decadal Plan Working Group on Demographics and Bibliometrics;  Member of the Astronomy eResearch Advisory Committee of Astronomy Australia Ltd; Member of the Giant Magellan Telescope Integral-Field Spectrograph (GMTIFS);  and Inaugural Executive Committee Member of the Astronomical Society of Australia Chapter on Women in Astronomy. 

 Prior to taking up her position at the ANU, Raquel worked with the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. She has a PhD in Physics from the University of Sydney, an MBA (Business and Financial Administration) from the Institute of Advanced Studies in Administration (Venezuela), and a B.Aero.Eng (Aeronautical Engineering), from the Polytechnic University of the Armed Forces (Venezuela).



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