Researcher

Associate Professor Dennis Stello

My Expertise

My key areas of expertise lies within Astronomy and Astrophysics. Particularly, stars, planets, and the Milky Way.

I use asteroseismology -- the ringing inside stars from star quakes -- to infer the physical properties of stars, such as their size, mass, and age.

To measure the signature of this `music of the stars' I work closely with NASA to obtain data using the Kepler, K2, and TESS space telescopes; they measure tiny brightness variations of stars that reveal the frequencies of the stellar ringing.

My group is pioneering the use of Artificial Intelligence, such as Deep Learning image recognition, to analyse large amount of asteroseismic data we receive from NASA.

To get in touch, please use:  d.stello -add- unsw.edu.au


My Qualifications

  • PhD (Atrophysics): University of Sydney (2006)
  • MSc (Astronomy): Aarhus University (2002)
  • BSc (Math/Physics): Aarhus University (2000)

My Awards

  • ARC Future Fellowship (2015-2018)
  • AIPS Tall Poppy 'Scientist of the Year 2013'
  • ARC DECRA Fellowship (2012-2014)
  • University of Sydney Fellowship (2011)
  • ARC APD Fellowship (2007-2010)

My Research Activities

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My Qualifications

  • PhD (Atrophysics): University of Sydney (2006)
  • MSc (Astronomy): Aarhus University (2002)
  • BSc (Math/Physics): Aarhus University (2000)

My Awards

  • ARC Future Fellowship (2015-2018)
  • AIPS Tall Poppy 'Scientist of the Year 2013'
  • ARC DECRA Fellowship (2012-2014)
  • University of Sydney Fellowship (2011)
  • ARC APD Fellowship (2007-2010)

My Research Activities

My main area of research is asteroseismology -- the study of stars through the interpretation of their oscillations -- which aims to understand stellar structure and evolution.

In particular, my interest and expertise are within:
 - Automatic analysis software for big complex data sets incl. AI-methods
 - Modelling stellar evolution and pulsation
 - Solar-like oscillations
 - Stellar clusters
 - Red giant stars
 - Observation and interpretation of stellar oscillations

See my list of publications on ADS


My Engagement

  • Member of NASA's K2 Users Panel (2016-2019)
  • Member of the Organising Committee of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Commission G4 "Pulsating Stars" (2011-2016)
  • Member of the Kepler and TESS Asteroseismic Science Consortia (2007-)
    • Chair of TASC "Red Giant" Working Group (2015-)
    • Chair of KASC "Open Cluster" Working Group (2007-2014)
    • Chair of KASC "Red Giant" Working Group (2007-2014)
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Contact

02 9065 1334