• 3609 Citations
  • 27 h-Index
20022022

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Biography

Simon Ellis is a Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. Simon is Manager of the Instrument Science Group at AAO-Macquarie, where he leads the research and development of new instrument concepts and novel technologies for astronomy.  He has over 18 years experience working in many areas of astronomical research, from X-ray astronomy to optical astronomy, including observations, theory and modelling.  His research interests include clusters of galaxies, galaxy evolution, brown dwarfs, and the astrophysics of antimatter.  Simon has 79 total publications, of which 25 are first author and 42 are refereed, with 1794 total citations total, and 212 normalised citations, and an h-index of 25. Additionally, Simon has over a decade of experience in the development of astronomical instrumentation, and was the project scientist for the KOALA IFU on the AAT.  He has been involved in several on-telescope demonstrations of new photonic technologies including fibre Bragg gratings and integrated spectrographs.  He is actively involved in the development and testing of astrophotonics, including ring resonators, and multicore fibres.  Simon is an expert in the field of OH suppression, and was the instrument scientist for the GNOSIS instrument, the first astronomical instrument to use fibre Bragg gratings and photonic lanterns, and he is currently the instrument scientist for the PRAXIS near infrared spectrograph, the successor to GNOSIS.  

Education/Academic qualification

Astrophysics, PhD, University of Birmingham

1 Oct 199930 Jun 2003

External positions

Instrument Science Manager, Australian Astronomical Observatories

Nov 201730 Jun 2018

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney

22 Mar 201622 Mar 2019

Instrument Scientist, Australian Astronomical Observatories

1 Oct 20101 Nov 2017

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney

20102013

Research Fellow, University of Sydney

1 Oct 200830 Sep 2010

Instrument Scientist, Anglo-Australian Observatory

1 Aug 200630 Sep 2008

Research Fellow, Anglo-Australian Observatory

1 Aug 200331 Jul 2006

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  • 3609 Citations
  • 27 h-Index
  • 43 Article
  • 36 Conference proceeding contribution
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Conference paper

Photonic ring resonator notch filters for astronomical OH line suppression

Liu, P., Kuhlmann, S., Ellis, S. C., Kuehn, K., Spinka, H., Underwood, D., Ocola, L., Gupta, R. R. & Stern, N. P., 3 Jan 2020, Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019. Ellis, S. & d'Orgeville, C. (eds.). Bellingham, Washington: SPIE, 2 p. 112030Y. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 11203).

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    PRAXIS: an OH suppression optimised near infrared spectrograph

    Ellis, S. C., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Bauer, S., Case, S., Content, R., Fechner, T., Giannone, D., Haynes, R., Hernandez, E., Horton, A. J., Klauser, U., Lawrence, J. S., Leon-Saval, S. G., Löhmannsröben, H. G., Min, S. S., Pai, N., Roth, M., Waller, L. & Zhelem, R., 6 Jan 2020, Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019. Ellis, S. & d'Orgeville, C. (eds.). Bellingham, Washington: SPIE, 2 p. 1120312. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 11203).

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    Wide-field dynamic astronomy in the near-infrared with Palomar Gattini-IR and DREAMS

    Soon, J., Adams, D., De, K., Galla, A., Hankins, M., Kasliwal, M. M., Moore, A. M., Adams, S. M., Antoszewski, J., Ashley, M., Babul, A. N., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Cooke, J., De Marco, O., Delacroix, A., Devillepoix, H., Ellis, S. C., Freeman, K. C., Hale, D., Heger, A. & 10 others, Jencson, J. E., Lau, R. M., Mckenna, D., Ofek, E., Ryder, S., Simcoe, R., Sokoloski, J. L., Soria, R., Smith, R. M. & Travouillon, T. D., 3 Jan 2020, Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019. Ellis, S. & d'Orgeville, C. (eds.). Bellingham, Washington: SPIE, 2 p. 1120307. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 11203).

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    Astrophotonics: a promising arena for silicon photonics

    Ellis, S. C., Leon-Saval, S. G. & Bland-Hawthorn, J., 14 Mar 2019, Silicon Photonics XIV. Reed, G. T. & Knights, A. P. (eds.). Bellingham, Washington: SPIE, 16 p. 109230M. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 10923).

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    The GALAH survey and Gaia DR2: dissecting the stellar disc's phase space by age, action, chemistry, and location

    GALAH Team, Bland-Hawthorn, J., Sharma, S., Tepper-Garcia, T., Binney, J., Freeman, K. C., Hayden, M. R., Kos, J., De Silva, G. M., Ellis, S., Lewis, G. F., Asplund, M., Buder, S., Casey, A. R., D'Orazi, V., Duong, L., Khanna, S., Lin, J., Lind, K., Martell, S. L. & 8 others, Ness, M. K., Simpson, J. D., Zucker, D. B., Zwitter, T., Kafle, P. R., Quillen, A. C., Ting, Y-S. & Wyse, R. F. G., Jun 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 486, 1, p. 1167-1191 25 p.

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