Aaron Robotham

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

    6009 Crawley

    Australia

  • 3114 Citations
  • 32 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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Projects 2013 2020

Research Output 2008 2018

  • 3114 Citations
  • 32 h-Index
  • 120 Article
  • 3 Conference paper

An Empirical Mass Function Distribution

Murray, S. G., Robotham, A. S. G. & Power, C. 1 Mar 2018 In : Astrophysical Journal. 855, 1, 5

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distribution functions
galaxies
halos
mass media
survey design
1 Citations
galaxies
distribution functions
estimators
angular momentum
halos
2 Citations

Galaxy And Mass Assembly: The G02 field, Herschel-ATLAS target selection and data release 3

Baldry, I. K. , Liske, J. , Brown, M. J. I. , Robotham, A. S. G. , Driver, S. P. , Dunne, L. , Alpaslan, M. , Brough, S. , Cluver, M. E. , Eardley, E. , Farrow, D. J. , Heymans, C. , Hildebrandt, H. , Hopkins, A. M. , Kelvin, L. S. , Loveday, J. , Moffett, A. J. , Norberg, P. , Owers, M. S. , Taylor, E. N. & 22 others Wright, A. H., Bamford, S. P., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Bourne, N., Bremer, M. N., Colless, M., Conselice, C. J., Croom, S. M., Davies, L. J. M., Foster, C., Grootes, M. W., Holwerda, B. W., Jones, D. H., Kafle, P. R., Kuijken, K., Lara-Lopez, M. A., López-Sánchez, R., Meyer, M. J., Phillipps, S., Sutherland, W. J., van Kampen, E. & Wilkins, S. M. 1 Mar 2018 In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 474, 3, p. 3875-3888 14 p.

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assembly
galaxies
equatorial regions
fillers
astrophysics

Galaxy and mass assembly (gama): Impact of the group environment on galaxy star formation

Barsanti, S., Owers, M. S., Brough, S., Davies, L. J. M., Driver, S. P., Gunawardhana, M. L. P., Holwerda, B. W., Liske, J., Loveday, J., Pimbblet, K. A., Robotham, A. S. G. & Taylor, E. N. 10 Apr 2018 In : Astrophysical Journal. 857, 1, 71

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

star formation
assembly
galaxies
stars
halos
1 Citations

SURFS: Riding the waves with Synthetic UniveRses For Surveys

Elahi, P. J., Welker, C., Power, C., Lagos, C. D. P., Robotham, A., Cañas, R. & Poulton, R. 21 Apr 2018 In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 475, 4, p. 5338-5359 22 p.

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halos
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