Professor Duncan Forbes
- Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
- School of Science
- Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing
- Department of Physics and Astronomy
- AR203 Hawthorn campus
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.
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
- 2004, Swinburne, VC's Research Excellence Award, Swinburne
Also published as: Forbes, Duncan; Forbes, D.; Forbes, Duncan A.
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Recent research grants awarded
- 2018: Deconstructing the assembly of galaxies *; UA-DAAD (Universities Australia-Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst)
- 2017: ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions *; ARC Centre of Excellence Scheme
- 2017: Unravelling the major transformation mechanism of disk galaxies *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
- 2016: Low mass galaxies and the growth of galaxy halos *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
- 2013: Revealing How Elliptical Galaxies Formed *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
- 2012: Do blue globular clusters trace the halos of elliptical galaxies *; ANSTO Access to Major Research Facilities Program
- 2012: Perseus slayer of Medusa *; ANSTO Access to Major Research Facilities Program
- 2011: A New Window on Galaxy Formation *; ANSTO Access to Major Research Facilities Program
- 2011: Measuring the Halos of Elliptical Galaxies *; ANSTO Access to Major Research Facilities Program
- 2010: Probing the connection between the smallest galaxies and the largest star clusters *; ANSTO Access to Major Research Facilities Program
* Chief Investigator
- 2013-08-01: New star clusters tie family together - ABC Science
- 2012-09-06: Mysterious star challenges view of clusters - ABC Science
- 2011-03-05: Largest galaxies grow up gradually like snowflakes - New Scientist
- 2011-01-27: What is a galaxy? - Science Now
- 2011-01-25: When is a group of stars not a galaxy? - New Scientist
- 2011-01-21: Public asked to define a galaxy - ABC Online
- 2010-11-08: Rethinking Galactic Architecture: Dark Matter Optional - Science Now
- 2010-10-06: Our cannibal galaxy - Science Alert
- 2010-03-22: Alien invaders in the Milky Way - The Age
- 2010-02-27: A quarter of globular star clusters in Milky Way are alien invaders - The First Reporter
- 2010-02-23: Milky Way littered with alien stars - USA Today
- 2010-02-23: You will be assimilated - Discovery Channel News
- 2009-04-05: Astronomers discover galactic freak - University World News
- 2009-03-26: Controversy over galactic freak - Cosmos Magazine
- 2009-03-25: Galactic freak could reveal how galaxies form - China National News
- 2009-03-25: Somewhere, in a tiny galaxy not so far away. - The Age
- 2009-03-24: Astronomers spot mini-galaxy - Science Alert