Skip to content
Curtin University
Staff Profile

Dr Andrew Williams

Dr Andrew Williams Dr Andrew Williams

PhD(UWA)

Position Instrument Engineer, M&C
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Department Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Campus Technology Park
Location 610.117
Phone 08 9266 9474
Email Andrew.Williams@curtin.edu.au
Website http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-abs_connect?library&libname=Andrew%27spapers&libid=4e1e9ae5c2
ORCID orcid.org/0000-0001-9080-0105
ResearcherID www.researcherid.com/rid/K-2931-2013

Brief Summary

Working on software for the Murchison Widefield Array, a low frequency radio telescope in outback WA.

Memberships, Awards and Training

Member of the Astronomy Society of Australia

Back to top

Employment History

Astronomer at Perth Observatory from 1996-2013, specialising in telescope and camera control, and automating observations and data reduction.

Back to top

Teaching

Many years of 1st, 3rd and honours year lecturing in astronomy and astrophysics at ECU, UWA, and Curtin.

Back to top

Research Interests

PhD project was an automated search for supernovae using the Perth-Lowell 61cm telescope at Perth Observatory, which included building WA's first digital (CCD) camera and helping to automate the telescope. Was a founding member of PLANET (Probing Lensing Anomalies NETwork) and worked with PLANET on gravitational microlensing research from 1995-2013, including the discovery of around a dozen extrasolar planets.

Back to top

Publications

2015

Journal Articles (Research)

2014

Journal Articles (Research)

Conference Articles (Research)

2013

Journal Articles (Research)

Conference Articles (Research)

Additional publication categories

2013

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Beardsley, A. P., B. J. Hazelton, M. F. Morales, W. ARCUS, D. Barnes, G. BERNARDI, J. D. Bowman, F. H. Briggs, J. D. Bunton, R. J. Cappallo et al. 2013.“The EoR sensitivity of the Murchison Widefield Array.”Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters 429 (1): L5-L9.
Back to top