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

He teaches ASTR178 (Other Worlds: Planets and Planetary Systems), and currently supervises 3 PhD students.

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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Projects 2015 2020

Research Outputs 2004 2019

  • 2903 Citations
  • 30 h-Index
  • 118 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Conference paper

ASKAP commissioning observations of the GAMA 23 field

Leahy, D. A., Hopkins, A. M., Norris, R. P., Marvil, J., Collier, J. D., Taylor, E. N., Allison, J. R., Anderson, C., Bell, M., Bilicki, M., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Brough, S., Brown, M. J. I., Driver, S., Gurkan, G., Harvey-Smith, L., Heywood, I., Holwerda, B. W., Liske, J., Lopez-Sanchez, A. R. & 8 othersMcConnell, D., Moffett, A., Owers, M. S., Pimbblet, K. A., Raja, W., Seymour, N., Voronkov, M. A. & Wang, L., 19 Jul 2019, In : Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia. 36, 19 p., 024.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

active galactic nuclei
Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer

Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): environmental quenching of centrals and satellites in groups

Davies, L. J. M., Robotham, A. S. G., del P. Lagos, C., Driver, S. P., Stevens, A. R. H., Bahé, Y. M., Alpaslan, M., Bremer, M. N., Brown, M. J. I., Brough, S., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Cortese, L., Elahi, P., Grootes, M. W., Holwerda, B. W., Ludlow, A. D., McGee, S., Owers, M. & Phillipps, S., 11 Mar 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 483, 4, p. 5444-5458 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

mass ratios

KROSS-SAMI: a direct IFS comparison of the Tully–Fisher relation across 8 Gyr since z ≈ 1

Tiley, A. L., Bureau, M., Cortese, L., Harrison, C. M., Johnson, H. L., Stott, J. P., Swinbank, A. M., Smail, I., Sobral, D., Bunker, A. J., Glazebrook, K., Bower, R. G., Obreschkow, D., Bryant, J. J., Jarvis, M. J., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Magdis, G., Medling, A. M., Sweet, S. M., Tonini, C. & 10 othersTurner, O. J., Sharples, R. M., Croom, S. M., Goodwin, M., Konstantopoulos, I. S., Lorente, N. P. F., Lawrence, J. S., Mould, J., Owers, M. S. & Richards, S. N., Jan 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 482, 2, p. 2166-2188 23 p.

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Tully-Fisher relation
extremely high frequencies
stellar mass

The Effect of minor and major mergers on the evolution of low-excitation radio galaxies

Gordon, Y. A., Pimbblet, K. A., Kaviraj, S., Owers, M. S., O'Dea, C. P., Walmsley, M., Baum, S. A., Crossett, J. P., Fraser-Mckelvie, A., Lintott, C. J. & Pierce, J. C. S., 20 Jun 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal. 878, 2, 13 p., 88.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

radio galaxies
active galactic nuclei

The SAMI Galaxy Survey: mass-kinematics scaling relations

Barat, D., D'Eugenio, F., Colless, M., Brough, S., Catinella, B., Cortese, L., Croom, S. M., Medling, A. M., Oh, S., Van De Sande, J., Sweet, S. M., Yi, S. K., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Bryant, J., Goodwin, M., Groves, B., Lawrence, J., Owers, M. S., Richards, S. N. & Scott, N., Aug 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 487, 2, p. 2924-2936 13 p.

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