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Professor Matthew Bailes

Laureate Fellow

Biography

Professor Matthew Bailes is an Australian research Council Laureate Fellow and the Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGRav). He is a world leader in the discovery and timing of millisecond pulsars and has made pivotal contributions to the discovery of the Fast Radio Bursts ā€“ enigmatic millisecond-duration bursts of radio waves that strike the Earth many thousands of times per day and are of unknown origin.

Professor Bailesā€™ research mainly concerns developing instrumentation for time domain astrophysics and using it for pulsar and FRB discovery in conjunction with collaborators in Australia, Europe and the US. He is the Australian Champion of the Breakthrough Listen project with the Parkes 64m radio telescope. This project aimed to search (intelligently) for the existence of Extra-Terrestrial life with the Parkes 64m radio telescope in collaboration with the CSIRO and Berkeley. From 2017 he will lead the MeerTIME project that will use the new MeerKAT telescope to time radio pulsars as part of an international collaboration.

Professor Bailes founded the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne in 1998 and served as its Director for the first 12 years. His team developed a supercomputer for the 50 year-old Molonglo telescope to transform it into a pulsar timing and FRB discovery machine as part of the UTMOST project.


Research interests

Pulsars; Square Kilometre Array; Astronomy

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Galactic Astronomy - 020104
  • General Relativity And Gravitational Waves - 020105
  • Cosmology And Extragalactic Astronomy - 020103

Further information

  • http://apo.org.au/creator/matthew-bailes
  • http://theconversation.com/profiles/matthew-bailes-4276

Publications

Also published as: Bailes, Matthew; Bailes, M.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2017: ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery *; ARC Centre of Excellence Scheme
  • 2017: Completing the pulsar timing sub-element design for the Square Kilometre Array *; Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • 2017: Swinburne University contribution to Breakthrough Listen Project *; University of California Berkeley USA Fund Scheme
  • 2016: Expanding our view of the Universe with the Murchison Widefield Array *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
  • 2016: Pulsar Hunting with Fast Folding Algorithms *; Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst Fund Scheme
  • 2015: An Ultra-wideband Radio Receiver for the Parkes 64-metre Radio Telescope *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme - For funding commencing in 2015
  • 2015: Exascale astronomy: real-time analysis of the transient radio universe *; ARC Laureate Fellowships
  • 2014: An upgraded pulsar timing array for gravitational wave detection *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2011: ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics *; ARC Centre of Excellence Scheme
  • 2011: Deep investigations of galaxies and pulsars *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme

* Chief Investigator


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