I am a theoretical and numerical astrophysicist, focusing on the formation and evolution of galaxies in the local and distant Universe, using both simulations and large observational data sets.
I founded the Theoretical Astrophysical Observatory (TAO), where you can make custom mock catalogues and images of the Universe, and developed the Semi-Analytic Galaxy Evolution (SAGE) galaxy formation codebase, which allows astronomers to construct their own large-scale galaxy formation models.
I am a member of a number of large international survey teams, including the HST Cosmic Assembly Near-IR Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey (CANDELS), the Spitzer Warm Mission Extended Deep Survey (SEDS), the WiggleZ Galaxy Redshift Survey, and the AEGIS Collaboration. I was also a significant contributor to the analysis of the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey, and have worked closely with the Virgo Consortium on the Millennium N-body dark matter simulation. More recently I've been involved in the SAMI Galaxy Survey, the Taipan Galaxy Survey, and various Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) surveys, such as WALLABY, EMU, and FLASH.
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