Researcher

Associate Professor Sarah Brough

Biography

A/Prof Brough is leading Australia into a new astronomical survey of the southern sky. She has been a key member of three major Australian-led surveys of galaxies, which have published over 170 research papers examining how galaxies have changed with time.  A/Prof Brough is particularly interested in the most massive galaxies in the Universe, which represent the most extreme result of galaxy formation. The new survey by the Large Synoptic...view more

A/Prof Brough is leading Australia into a new astronomical survey of the southern sky. She has been a key member of three major Australian-led surveys of galaxies, which have published over 170 research papers examining how galaxies have changed with time.  A/Prof Brough is particularly interested in the most massive galaxies in the Universe, which represent the most extreme result of galaxy formation. The new survey by the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST; https://www.lsst.org/) will open up novel avenues of investigation across all astronomical research areas, including very faint signatures of galaxy formation.  A/Prof Brough leads an LSST working group on this subject.

A/Prof Brough joined UNSW's School of Physics in January 2017 as a SHARP hire and is now Research Director. She represents Australia as the Australian Science Lead for LSST and on the science advisory committee of the Giant Magellan Telescope, a next-generation telescope under construction in Chile. As the former chair of the Astronomical Society of Australia's Inclusion Diversity and Equity in Astronomy Chapter, she is a keen advocate for gender equity in science.

If you are interested in studying with A/Prof Brough please send an email advising your research experience with astronomy and attaching your CV and transcript.

 

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Location

Rm 130
1st Floor
Old Main Building
School of Physics

Contact

02 9385 5470

Publications

by Associate Professor Sarah Brough

Videos

Describing my research into the properties of galaxies