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Dr Gemma Anderson

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Sydney), Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours (Australian National University)

Position Research Associate
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Science
Department Department of Physics and Astronomy
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 610
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Brief Summary

Gemma Anderson is an observational astronomer whose particular interests include the multi-wavelength study of astronomical explosions known as transients. In 2013 Anderson completed her PhD at the University of Sydney, which involved the identification X-ray bright sources in the Galactic plane that focused on the progenitors and products of massive stellar explosions. During her postdoctoral fellowship at the Universities of Southampton and Oxford she explored the radio transient Universe using robotised telescope to monitor black hole accretion, gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), supernovae and other radio transient sources. Anderson has recently begun her work as a Research Academic at Curtin University where she will continue her studies of radio transients and black hole accretion. 

Memberships, Awards and Training

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Employment History

Research Academic, Curtin University, 2015 - present

Research Fellow, University of Oxford, 2013 - 2015

Research Fellow, University of Southampton, 2013 

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Research Interests

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Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Berger, E., S. Kulkarni, D. Fox, A. Soderberg, F. Harrison, E. Nakar, D. Kelson, M. Gladders, J. Mulchaey, A. Oemler et al. 2005.“Afterglows, redshifts, and properties of swift gamma-ray bursts.”Astrophysical Journal 634 (1 I): 501-508.
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