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Distinguished Professor Karl Glazebrook

Director, Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing

Biography

Professor Glazebrook is a Distinguished Professor and Director of Swinburne’s Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing. His research interests include observational cosmology and the formation and evolutionary history of galaxies.

He is currently leading a research group focused on these areas, addressing research questions by observations on the largest telescopes (4-8m diameter) such as Keck, Magellan and the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT). A Highly Cited researcher, Professor Glazebrook has also served as Chair of the International Facilities Working Group of the Australian Astronomy Decadal 2016-2025 Plan and as a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts.

Professor Glazebrook’s scientific accomplishments include the development of the 'nod and shuffle' spectroscopic technique, characterising the bimodal colour and environmental distributions of local galaxies, the study of the morphological and spectroscopic evolution of galaxies over cosmic time using Gemini, Hubble and Keck telescopes and the development of innovative cosmological techniques such as the use of 'Baryonic Acoustic Oscillations'. He has received the Muhlmann Award for his work on astronomical instrumentation.


Research interests

Advanced Statistics and Big Data; Galaxy Formation; Cosmology; GPU and advanced HPC algorithms; Scientific Computing and Visualisation; Applied Optics

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

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

Fields of Research

  • Cosmology And Extragalactic Astronomy - 020103
  • Astronomical And Space Instrumentation - 020102

Awards

  • 2012, International, Thomson Reuters Australian Citation Laureate , Thomson Reuters
  • 2011, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellors Research Award , Swinburne University
  • 2010, Swinburne, Distinguished Professor, Swinburne University
  • 2008, International, Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award , Astronomical Society of the Pacific
  • 2008, International, Group achievement award, Royal Astronomical Society
  • 2007, International, ISI Highly Cited Researcher , Thomson Reuters
  • 2006, National, Fellow of the Astronomical Society of Australia , Astronomical Society of Australia
  • 2000, International, Packard Fellowship, David and Lucille Packard Foundation
  • 2000, International, Asteroid 10099 named 'Glazebrook', International Astronomical Union

Publications

Also published as: Glazebrook, Karl; Glazebrook, K.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2016: Australian membership of the European 4MOST Consortium *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
  • 2016: The Fundamental Physics of Galaxy Formation *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2015: Kunlun Infrared Sky Survey *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme - For funding commencing in 2015
  • 2015: The Australian European Southern Observatory Positioner (AESOP) *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme - For funding commencing in 2015
  • 2014: A Sensitive Tip-Tilt Wave-Front Sensor for the Multi-Conjugate Adaptive-Optics System on the Gemini South Telescope *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities Scheme - For funding commencing in 2014
  • 2013: Investigating Rosetta Stones of Galaxy Formation *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2013: The Morphological Evolution of Galaxies Over Cosmic Time *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2013: The SAMI facility: a revolutionary multi-object hexabundle spectrograph *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
  • 2012: Detailed spectrophotometric/velocity mapping of galaxies and identifying transient GRBs and the first stars with the unique upgraded WiFeS facility *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
  • 2012: Galactic Turmoil (Victorian International Research Scholarship for Robert Bassett) *; Victorian International Research Scholarship
  • 2012: ZFOURGE the fourstar galaxy evolution survey: a complete picture of the 1<z<3.5 universe *; ANSTO Access to Major Research Facilities Program
  • 2011: Do clump-cluster galaxies exist in the local universe *; ANSTO Access to Major Research Facilities Program
  • 2011: Koala: a new integral field capability for the Anglo-Australian Telescope *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
  • 2011: Mass Assembly of Galaxies In the Cosmos: the roles of stars, gas, and metals *; ARC Super Science Fellowships
  • 2010: GNOSIS: a new window on the early universe using revolutionary photonic technology *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
  • 2010: Mass Assembly and Galaxy Evolution: measuring origins in deep time *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2010: The fundamental physics governing the formation of cosmic structure *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2010: Ultra-deep spectroscopy - How dense are red nuggets? *; ANSTO Access to Major Research Facilities Program
  • 2009: Project DYNAMO - Dynamics of newly assembled massive objects *; ANSTO Access to Major Research Facilities Program
  • 2009: The Early History of Dark Energy *; ARC Linkage International Scheme
  • 2009: The last of the titans - nature of super-starbursts at z=1.5 *; ANSTO Access to Major Research Facilities Program

* Chief Investigator