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Professor Alister Graham

Professor of Astronomy

Biography

Professor Alister Graham's research deals with the structure and dynamics of galaxies, their dark matter halos and their central supermassive black holes.

Research interests

Astronomy; Galaxies; Dark matter; Telescopes and detectors; aurora; black holes

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Galaxy Structure and massive black holes: Explore how stars are distributed in galaxy images obtained from both ground-based telescopes and satellites such as Hubble and Spitzer.  The structure of galaxies reveals much about how they formed, how they are connected with one another, and also with the massive black holes that reside in their cores.

Fields of Research

  • Cosmology And Extragalactic Astronomy - 020103
  • Galactic Astronomy - 020104

Awards

  • 2011, National, Future Fellow, step 2, Australian Research Council
  • 2007, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellor's Research Excellence Award, Swinburne

Further information

  • http://theconversation.com/profiles/alister-graham-18693

Publications

Also published as: Graham, Alister; Graham, A.; Graham, A. W.; Graham, Alister W.; Graham, Alister W. McK.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2017: ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery *; ARC Centre of Excellence Scheme
  • 2017: From bulges to galaxies: galaxy evolution revealed *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2013: Visiting Researcher Scheme 2013 - Prof Guzman *; Research Advisory Group - Visiting Researcher Scheme 2013
  • 2011: Massive black holes in dense star clusters *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2011: The Hearts of Galaxies *; ARC Future Fellowships
  • 2010: Probing the connection between the smallest galaxies and the largest star clusters *; ANSTO Access to Major Research Facilities Program
  • 2008: Hubble space telescope imaging of the Coma Galaxy Cluster - Spiral galaxies *; Australian Academy of Science Scientific Visits Programs

* Chief Investigator


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