Researcher

Professor Sarah Brough

Biography

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, and has published over 200 research papers examining how galaxies have changed with time.  Prof Brough is particularly interested in the most massive galaxies in the Universe, which represent the most extreme result of galaxy formation. The new Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST)...view more

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, and has published over 200 research papers examining how galaxies have changed with time.  Prof Brough is particularly interested in the most massive galaxies in the Universe, which represent the most extreme result of galaxy formation. The new Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) will open up novel avenues of investigation across all astronomical research areas, including very faint signatures of galaxy formation.  Prof Brough leads an LSST working group on this subject.

Prof Brough joined UNSW's School of Physics in January 2017 as a SHARP hire and was Research Director 2018-2020. She represents Australia as the Australian Science Lead for LSST and was the Australian representative on the science advisory committee of the Giant Magellan Telescope, a next-generation telescope under construction in Chile 2017-2019. As the former chair of the Astronomical Society of Australia's Inclusion Diversity and Equity in Astronomy Chapter, she is a keen advocate for diversity in science and was Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in UNSW's Faculty of Science in 2020.

If you'd like to know more please see Prof Brough's School of Physics webpage and if you are interested in studying with Prof Brough please send an email advising your research experience with astronomy and attaching your CV and transcript.

 


My Awards

Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2015-2020)

2019 Dean of Science’s Staff Excellence Award for Collaboration and Partnership

2019 ARC UNSW Outstanding Research Supervisor Award

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Location

Rm 130
1st Floor
Old Main Building
School of Physics

Contact

02 9385 5470

Videos

Describing my research into the properties of galaxies