Dr Brad Tucker

Ph.D in Astrophysics (ANU), B.Sc. in Physics (Notre Dame), B.A. in Philosophy and Theology (Notre Dame)
Astrophysicist and Cosmologist
College of Science
T: 02 6125 6711

Areas of expertise

  • Cosmology And Extragalactic Astronomy 020103
  • Astronomical And Space Instrumentation 020102
  • Stellar Astronomy And Planetary Systems 020110
  • General Relativity And Gravitational Waves 020105

Research interests

Cosmology; Dark Energy; Supernova; UV and Space Instrumentation; All Sky Surveys and Transient Objects; Asteroid Mining

Researcher's projects

- The Kepler Extra-Galactic Survey

- TESS Extra-Galactic Survey


- The Skymapper Supernova Survey

- OzDES = The Australian Dark Energy Survey

- The Australian Asteroid Mining Mission


Available student projects

- Supernova, black holes, and cosmology with the Kepler Extra-Galactic Survey

- Supernova, black holes, graviational wave signatures, and cosmology with the TESS Extra-Galactic Survey

- Host galaxy studies with the IFU Spectroscopy


Current student projects

- Ryan Ridden-Harper (PhD, 2016) = Science with a UV High-Altitude Balloon System

- Natalia Sommer (PhD, 2016) = Type Ia Supernova and AGN Reverbreation Mapping to Measure the Transition Betweeen a Decelerating and an Accelerating Universe

- Nataliea Lowson (Honours, 2017) = Rare Transients with SkyMapper

- Daniel Muthukrishna (PhD, 2017) = Measuring H0 with TAIPAN, SkyMapper, and OzDES


Past student projects

- Daniel Muthrukrishna (Honours, Completed 2016) = DASH - Deep Learning for the Spectral Classification of Transient Astronomical Objects


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