Tim Young completed his Bachelors in Science (Physics) at Curtin University in 2009 with a focus on radio astronomy and astrophysics, continuing his postgraduate research at the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy and later the University of New South Wales. His research focused primarily on neutron stars and pulsars, and examining the energetic emissions from these compact cores of long-dead, massive stars.
Outside of research, Tim has also devoted a large portion of his science career to outreach and education; working with other scientists and the general public across multiple platforms to increase awareness and ability in science communication. He has also spent the majority of the past decade with with the Scitech Planetarium in Perth to develop and deliver visualisation content across the cutting edge of space science. In his spare time he is an avid indie game developer with a passion for narrative theory and design.