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Biography

Dr Matt Owers (B.Sc. (Advanced Physics, hons. class I) University of Wollongong 2003, Ph.D University of New South Wales 2008)  is a Senior Lecturer at Macquarie. Previously, he held a Future Fellowship (2015-2019), a Super Science Fellowship at the Australian Astronomical Observatory (2011-2014), and a postdoctoral research position at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology (2008-2011).

He is the MRes year 1 Advisor for the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has supervised 3 HDR students to completion (1 PhD and 2 MRes as principal supervisor) and currently supervises 2 students. He teaches and convenes two upper-level units in Astrophysics: ASTR3110 "Data Science Techniques in Astrophysics" and ASTR7913 "Contemporary Research Techniques in Astrophysics", as well as convening the Faculty Capstone unit FOSE3000 "Making Science Work for You and Society: Capstone".

Research interests

Broadly, Dr Owers' research interests are in the field of galaxy evolution, and how the large-scale environment impacts the properties of galaxies. He is involved in several large Australian surveys, including the Galaxy And Mass Assembly survey (http://www.gama-survey.org), the SAMI Galaxy Survey (https://sami-survey.org), as well as planned surveys such as WAVES (https://wavesurvey.org) and Hector (https://www.aao.gov.au/technology/new-instruments/hector).

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