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Dr Adam Deller

Associate Professor / ARC Future Fellow


Dr Adam Deller is an astrophysicist whose research is concerned with the physics of compact objects (neutron stars and black holes).

Dr Deller studies this area primarily through observations with radio telescopes. He investigate fast radio bursts, radio pulsars, X-ray binaries, and radio Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), often using Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI). His work also involves developing instrumentation for radio interferometers, particularly correlators deployed on commodity computing hardware.

Before joining Swinburne, Dr Deller worked at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in the US, and at the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) in the Netherlands.

Research interests

Pulsars; Square Kilometre Array

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Astronomical And Space Instrumentation - 020102
  • Stellar Astronomy And Planetary Systems - 020110
  • Cosmology And Extragalactic Astronomy - 020103

Teaching areas

Scientific Computing and Visualisation;Star and Planet Formation


Also published as: Deller, Adam; Deller, A.; Deller, A. T.; Deller, Adam T.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2020: A major upgrade to the Australia Telescope Compact Array *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
  • 2019: Completing the SKA-1 Pulsar Timing Processor Bridging Activities *; Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • 2019: Lexus Commercial Transmission *; M&C Saatchi
  • 2018: Pinpointing the origin of fast radio bursts *; CSIRO Post-Grad Scholarships
  • 2017: Completing the pulsar timing sub-element design for the Square Kilometre Array *; Auckland University of Technology

* Chief Investigator

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