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Group Members

The High-Energy Astrophysics Group consists of the following members (as at August 2016):

  • Academic Staff
  • Research Staff
      Name Contact Research Area Publications
    Dr. Jose Bellido Caceres Dr. Jose Bellido Caceres jose.bellidocaceres@adelaide.edu.au Cosmic rays Jose Bellido
    Dr. Paddy McGee Dr. Paddy McGee padric.mcgee@adelaide.edu.au

    Optical

    Padric McGee
    Dr. Andrew Smith Dr. Andrew Smith Software development
  • Visiting Research Fellows
      Name Contact Research Area
    Dr. Gail Higginbottom Dr. Gail Higginbottom gail.higginbottom@adelaide.edu.au Archaeoastronomy
    Dr. Greg Thornton Gamma rays
  • Technical Staff
      Name Contact Research Area
      Neville Wild Electronics
  • Current MPhil (research) and PhD students
      Name Topic Supervisor/s Degree
    Mark Aartsen Mark Aartsen Neutrino point source searches with IceCube Hill PhD
    Justin Albury Bellido Caceres/Dawson PhD
    Rebecca Blackwell Rebecca Blackwell ISM/gamma-ray studies of the Galactic Centre Rowell PhD
    Simon Blaess Simon Blaess Cosmic ray mass composition and interaction physics with the Auger Observatory Bellido Caceres/Dawson PhD
    Luke Bowman Luke Bowman Optimising performance of CTA telescopes for >10 TeV astronomy Rowell PhD
    Matthew Cooper Matthew Cooper Night-time Cloud Detection at the Auger Observatory using infra-red observations Dawson/Clay PhD
    Jarryd Day Dawson/Clay PhD
    Phoebe De Wilt Phoebe deWilt Dense ISM gas studies towards unidentified TeV gamma-ray sources Rowell PhD
    Trent Grubb Trent Grubb Installation of New IR Cameras at the Auger Observatory for Cloud Detection Dawson/Clay PhD
    Thomas Harrison Tom Harrison Mass Composition Measurements using the Auger Observatory HEAT telescopes Dawson/Clay/Bellido Caceres PhD
    Violet Harvey Cosmic ray studies with the upgraded Pierre Auger Observatory Dawson/Bellido Caceres PhD
    Jarryd Hawkes Jarryd Hawkes ISM studies of magnetars and outflow sources Rowell PhD
    Alex Kyriacou Alex Kyriacou Correlation studies of neutrinos with star burst galaxies Hill/Dawson MPhil
    James Lau James Lau ISM studies towards a SNR/PeVatron gamma-ray source Rowell PhD
    Phong Nguyen Phong Nguyen Energy Systematics and Long Term Performance of the Auger Fluorescence Detectors Dawson/Bellido Caceres PhD
    Sally Robertson Sally Robertson Muon energy reconstruction in IceCube Hill/Dawson PhD
    Steven Saffi Steven Saffi Multivariate Analysis of Mass composition using Auger Observatory hybrid data Dawson/Bellido Caceres PhD
      Cameron Snoswell ISM studies of TeV sources Rowell MPhil
    Tristan Sudholz Tristan Sudholz Hardware and Analysis Aspects of Extended Operations of Auger Fluorescence Detectors Dawson/Clay PhD
    Patrick van Bodegom Patrick van Bodegom Improved Night-time Cloud Detection at Auger using Radiative Transfer Modelling Clay/Dawson PhD
    Fabien Voisin (Dr.) Fabien Voisin ISM/gamma-ray studies of pulsar wind nebulae Rowell PhD (grad. Aug. 2017)
  • Current MPhil (coursework) students
      Name Topic Supervisor/s Degree
    Rami al Sulami H-alpha studies of HESS sources Rowell MPhil (coursework)
    Tash Atkins Natasha Atkins Study on the origin of IceCube’s astrophysical neutrinos - Galactic or extragalactic? Hill MPhil (coursework)
    Andrew Curzons Rowell MPhil (coursework)
  • 2017 Honours Students
    Name Supervisor/s
    Kirsty Feijen Rowell
    Bradley Manning Dawson/Bellido
    Brayden Pullen Hill/Rowell
High-Energy Astrophysics
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