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Professor Duncan Forbes



Professor Duncan Forbes is an astronomer with Swinburne’s Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing. His areas of expertise include globular clusters, galaxy groups, galaxy x-rays and investigating the age of galaxies.

Professor Forbes’ current research spans topics such as the origin of early-type dwarf galaxies, the formation histories of low mass S0 galaxies, and stellar populations across black hole mass.

Professor Forbes was Deputy Director for the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing between 2005 and 2008. From 2013-2015 he was an ARC DORA Fellow, and in 2009 he also held a role as an ARC International Fellow. His experience includes working as a project scientist for the Faulkes Telescope.

Research interests

Astrophysics; Astronomy; Nearby Galaxies; Globular Clusters; Dark Matter

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Cosmology And Extragalactic Astronomy - 020103

Teaching areas

Globular Clusters


  • 2004, Swinburne, VC's Research Excellence Award, Swinburne


Also published as: Forbes, Duncan; Forbes, D.; Forbes, Duncan A.
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