Andrew Hopkins


Andrew Hopkins

I am the Head of Research and Outreach at the Australian Astronomical Observatory. My research focuses on galaxy evolution, using multiwavelength data to explore how galaxy morphologies develop and evolve, and the role of star formation and galaxy environment.

Some current research projects:

The Taipan galaxy survey
GAMA (Galaxy And Mass Assembly)
EMU (Evolutionary Map of the Universe)
ATLAS (Australia Telescope Large Area Survey)

 And some older research projects:

The Phoenix Deep Survey

Some more about me:
I grew up in country New South Wales, and completed my undergraduate science degree and PhD at the University of Sydney. I took up a postdoctoral position at the University of Pittsburgh in 1999, during which I was awarded a Hubble Fellowship by the Space Telescope Science Institute. After spending six years living in Pittsburgh, I returned to the University of Sydney in 2005 to take up an ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship in the School of Physics. In 2008 I moved to the Anglo-Australian Observatory (now the Australian Astronomical Observatory) as the Head of AAT Science, and now as Head of Research and Outreach. In addition to my research, I have a passion for communicating science to school students and the general public. In 2006 I was awarded a Young Tall Poppy of the Year award by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science, giving me the opportunity to present my research to secondary schools around the state. I am also an active participant of several other science outreach programs, including Scientists in Schools and MyScience, all aimed at increasing awareness of and interest in science in primary and secondary students.

Publication details:
List of preprints from astro-ph.

List of refereed publications from the Astrophysics Data System (ADS) database.

List of all publications from the Astrophysics Data System (ADS) database.

Public outreach:
I sponsor an annual award for Excellence in Science at Wingham High School.

Selected publications:

Contact Details:
Prof. Andrew Hopkins, Head of Research and Outreach
Australian Astronomical Observatory
P.O. Box 915, North Ryde
NSW 1670, Australia
ph: +61 2 9372 4849 fax: +61 2 9372 4880

Last updated: 2015-03-18