- Professor Matthew Bailes
- Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)
- Astronomy; Pulsars; Square Kilometre Array; Supercomputing and information technology
- Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing
- This expert is available for interviews with the following media
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- Matthew has an interest in binary and millisecond pulsars, how they are born, how they evolve, and the experiments you can do with them, particularly in the area of general relativity. Currently he is part of a larger project to determine whether gravitational waves can be detected in the Universe using an array of millisecond pulsars. Matthew also likes to design computer systems for pulsar processing, eVLBI and radio astronomy. He founded the organisation that was responsible for development of the Virtual Room, an octagonal virtual reality system on display at Melbourne museum. Matthew is a member of innumerable committees, among them, the Australia Telescope Steering Committee and currently Vice Chair of the National Committee of Astronomy.
- Recent Media
November 9, 2014 On interstellar and 'real physics' in The Conversation
June 9, 2014 On the costs of mega-science projects in The Conversation
July 4 2013: Fast Radio Bursts: new intergalactic messengers in The Conversation
May 15 2013: On academic efficiency and the 2013 federal budget in The Conversation
May 14 2013: Federal budget 2013: expert reactions in The Conversation
February 27 2013: Smash the machine: digital monopolies have trapped you in The Conversation
December 30 2012: Will climate change ever have its Sandy Hook moment? in The Conversation
November 12 2012: Can the mother of all supercomputers save us from Big Brother? in The Conversation
Ocotober 31 2012: Schrödinger’s Qur’an – a 2012 thought experimentin The Conversation
June 13 2012: Strength in numbers: do ERA rankings add up for universities? in The Conversation.
September 13 2011: Diamond planets, climate change and the scientific method in The Conversation.
August 26 2011: Scientists discover diamond as big as a planet in Time Magazine.
August 26 2011: Diamond planet discovered by astronomers in the Washington Post.
August 26 2011: Diamond planet found in Milky Way in the Huffington Post.
August 26 2011: Astronomers discover diamond-like planet in the sky in The Telegraph.
August 26 2011: Astronomers discover diamond planet in China Daily.
August 26 2011: It's the big bling theory as astronomers discover a girl's best friend in the universe inThe Age.
August 26 2011: Astronomers discover diamond planet interview on ABC Radio National's 'The World Today'.
August 26 2011: Diamond 'planet' catches astronomers' eyes interview on ABC's 'Star Stuff'.
August 26 2011: Astronomers discover planet made of diamond on ABC Online.
August 26 2011: Astronomers discover planet made of diamond in the West Australian.
August 26 2011: Diamond planet found (if you like it then you should have put a ring on it) in The Conversation.
August 26 2011: Astrophile: The diamond as big as a planet in New Scientist.
August 26 2011: A planet made of diamond on the Swinburne Media Centre.
July 8 2011: Swinburne University of Technology Taps SGI for New Hybrid Supercomputer in HPC Wire.
July 8 2011: Swinburne signs up for new supercomputer on the Swinburne Media Centre.
September 6 2009: Australia: Bid to host mega-science project in University World News.
February 9 2009: Pulsars give more accurate test of relativity in Cosmos Magazine.
February 7 2009: Einstein's lingering theory to face a galactic decider in the Sydney Morning Herald.
February 6 2009: Astronomers get double pulsar's measure in ABC Online.
February 6 2009: Improved telescopes measure pulsars in Science Alert.
September 23 2008: Einstein's theory stands up to the stars in Science Alert.
August 22 2008: All aboard the time giant in Science Alert.
July 16 2008: Supercomputers go from tops to flops in The Australian.
June 16 2008: Astronomers prove Einstein right in Science Alert.