Personal details

Name
Dr Michael Cowley
Position(s)
Astrophysics Research and Teaching Associate
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Chemistry & Physics
Discipline *
Astronomical and Space Sciences
Phone
+61 7 3138 9197
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

PhD (Macquarie University), BAppSc(Hons) (Queensland University of Technology), BAppSc(Physics) (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

Professional Societies

  • Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA)
  • International Astronomical Union (IAU)
  • Astronomical Association of Queensland (AAQ)
  • Institute of Physics (IOP)
  • Australian Institute of Physics (AIP)

Astronomical Surveys

  • TAIPAN (optical and near-IR spectroscopic galaxy survey)
  • ZFOURGE ( medium-band imaging galaxy survey)
  • ZFIRE (optical and near-IR spectroscopic galaxy survey)
Keywords

Cosmology, Extragalactic Astrophysics, Physics and Astronomy Education, Lighting Physics

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Michael completed his PhD at Macquarie University and the Australian Astronomical Observatory, where he researched the evolutionary impact of supermassive black holes on their host galaxies. He continues to work with collaborators on TAIPANZFOURGE and ZFIRE, which are extragalactic surveys tasked with studying the physical processes related to the formation and evolution of galaxies.

Michael also has a keen interest in teaching and outreach, having prepared and delivered numerous lectures, educational seminars, professional development courses, and public talks. As well as lecturing at QUT, Michael is an adjunct research fellow at the University of Southern Queensland, a science liaison for CSIRO’s Scientists in Schools program, and a steering committee member for the ASA’s Education and Public Outreach Chapter.

This information has been contributed by Dr Michael Cowley.

Teaching

This information has been contributed by Dr Michael Cowley.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2020
Details
Invited Speaker for the AAQ's 2020 Arthur Page Memorial Lecture
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2019
Details
Local Organising Committee for the Australia-ESO Conference, Sydney, AU
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2019
Details
Invited Speaker for TEDxQUT: 2019 Innovate Activate, Motivate
Type
Membership of Learned Societies
Reference year
2019
Details
Member of the International Astronomical Union (MIAU)
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2019
Details
Referee for the American Institute of Physics' The Physics Teacher
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2016
Details
Institute of Physics' European Journal of Physics
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2015
Details
Research Centre for Astronomy, Astrophysics and Astrophotonics (MQAAAstro) Observing Funding Award
Type
Membership of Learned Societies
Reference year
2014
Details
Member of the Astronomical Society of Australia (MASA)
Type
Membership of Learned Societies
Reference year
2010
Details
Member of the Australian Institute of Physics (MAIP)
Type
Membership of Learned Societies
Reference year
2010
Details
Member of the Institute of Physics (MInstP)

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • The role of environment in the evolution and fate of galaxies
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Nunzio Motta