• The University of Western Australia (M468), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 4631 Citations
  • 40 h-Index
20082020
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Personal profile

Biography

I am a full-time researcher at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) within the Faculty of Science at UWA. I did my Masters undergraduate studies in Physics & Astrophysics at the University of Bristol (UK) between 2001-2005, followed by a PhD in Astrophysics between 2005-2008. After my PhD I took up a post-doctoral research position at the University of St Andrews (UK) between 2008-2010, followed by a SUPA fellowship from 2010-2012.

I first came to ICRAR as a long-term visitor in 2010-2012. From 2013 I have been directly employed by UWA through a UWA Research Fellowship. From 2015 onwards I have become an ongoing Senior Research Fellow at ICRAR.

Previous positions

ICRAR, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia Associate Professor, level C, (Oct 2014 – Jul 2019)

ICRAR, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia UWA Research Fellowship, level B, (Jan 2013 to Jan 2016)

ICRAR, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
Long term Research Assistant Professor visiting appointment (Oct 2011 to Dec 2012)

University of St Andrews, St Andrews UK
SUPA Advanced Fellow, 4 year appointment (Aug 2010 to Dec 2012)

University of St Andrews, St Andrews UK
Post Doctoral Researcher, 3.5 year appointment (Oct 2008 to Jul 2010)

University of Bristol, Bristol UK
PPARC/STFC funded PhD student, 3 years funding (Oct 2005 to Sep 2008)

Current projects

GAMA
WAVES
SAMI
H-ATLAS

Research

My main research is observational extra-galactic astronomy. I am involved in a number of major surveys (including GAMA, SAMI, H-ATLAS and WAVES). I also work on simulations, with a particular interest in the physics of galaxy mergers.

Languages

English

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Research Output 2008 2019

  • 4631 Citations
  • 40 h-Index
  • 144 Article
  • 3 Conference paper
1 Citation (Scopus)
107 Downloads (Pure)

A numerical twist on the spin parameter, lambda (R)

Harborne, K. E., Power, C., Robotham, A. S. G., Cortese, L. & Taranu, D. S., Feb 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 483, 1, p. 249-262 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File

Climbing halo merger trees with TreeFrog

Elahi, P. J., Poulton, R. J. J., Tobar, R. J., Cañas, R., Lagos, C. D. P., Power, C. & Robotham, A. S. G., 5 Aug 2019, In : Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia. 36, 16 p., e028.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

merger
halos
pathology
catalogs
application programming interface
3 Citations (Scopus)

Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): Environmental quenching of centrals and satellites in groups

Davies, L. J. M., Robotham, A. S. G., Lagos, C. D. P., Driver, S. P., Stevens, A. R. H., Bahé, Y. M., Alpaslan, M., Bremer, M. N., Brown, M. J. I., Brough, S., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Cortese, L., Elahi, P., Grootes, M. W., Holwerda, B. W., Ludlow, A. D., McGee, S., Owers, M. & Phillipps, S., 11 Mar 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 483, 4, p. 5444-5458 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

assembly
quenching
galaxies
halos
mass ratios
89 Downloads (Pure)

Hunting for galaxies and halos in simulations with VELOCI raptor

Elahi, P. J., Cañas, R., Poulton, R. J. J., Tobar, R. J., Willis, J. S., Lagos, C. D. P., Power, C. & Robotham, A. S. G., 1 Jan 2019, In : Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
raptor
hunting
halos
galaxies
simulation

Major mergers between dark matter haloes - I. Predictions for size, shape, and spin

Drakos, N. E., Taylor, J. E., Berrouet, A., Robotham, A. S. G. & Power, C., Jul 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 487, 1, p. 993-1007 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Projects 2013 2020

Constructing the Australian European Southern Observatory Positioner (AESOP)

Driver, S., Robotham, A., Couch, W., Hopkins, A. M., Asplund, M., Colless, M., Croom, S. & Blake, C.

Macquarie University

1/01/1631/12/16

Project: Research

Constructing the Australian European Southern Observatory Positioner (AESOP)

Driver, S., Robotham, A., Couch, W., Hopkins, A. M., Asplund, M., Colless, M., Croom, S. & Blake, C.

Australian National University

1/01/1631/12/16

Project: Research

Constructing the Australian European Southern Observatory Positioner (AESOP)

Driver, S., Robotham, A., Couch, W., Hopkins, A. M., Asplund, M., Colless, M., Croom, S. & Blake, C.

Swinburne University of Technology

1/01/1631/12/16

Project: Research