Press

Stories and articles about my work have appeared in various formats in the popular press including television, radio, newspapers and in the popular science press. Some of this material has been collected below (most recent first - intermittently updated).


A press release from October 2014 associated with a Nature Paper (led by Gail Schaefer, Chara Array) with the first time-series expansion measurements of the expanding fireball of a Nova.

An article in Physics World, Feb 2009, describing the next step in the evolution of sparse-aperture masking techniques being led from Australia and France.

A Discovery Channel documentary (mkv format) Aired in Australia on the cable History Channel in December 2009 (in the US on Discovery a few months before) as part of "The Universe" series. Actually this is really quite a hoot with the hyped announcing and scenes of NY City getting toasted.

An article in Physics World, Feb 2009, describing the next step in the evolution of sparse-aperture masking techniques being led from Australia and France.

A selection from the numerous articles about the spiral pinwheel system WR 104. This star system may possibly host a future gamma-ray burst pointed our way. This scenario is one of a number discussed in the Astrophysical Journal article published March 1st, 2008.

Television Segment (AVI format) Aired on Australian SBS TV World News Australia 13 April 2005. News story about the Red Square. (you may need DivX to play this)

A selection from the numerous articles associated with the discovery of the beautiful Red Squre Nebula around MWC 922. First published in Science magazine, April 2007.

Numerous Online Articles associated with the discovery of a potentially planet-forming disk around Mira B. This exciting new finding shows that new families of planets can form around what was formerly thought to be the barren environment around dying stars,

Newspaper Story in the Sydney Morning Herald, August 2006 about the Quintuplet Discovery.

Numerous Online Articles all associated with the Quintuplet discovery. I collected about 10 from online sources worldwide, although many similar variants of the story appeared in various outlets/languages. These include newspapers, Magazines (e.g. New Scientist) and dedicated websites (e.g. space.com, astronomy.com)

Television Segment (MPEG) Aired on Australian ABC TV (Catalyst) 11 Aug 2005. Caution! large file (50 megabytes).

Online Web Article associated with the Catalyst documentary above.

Online Article on the Sydney University main web page, Aug 2005.

Online Article associated with winning the Eureka Prize for Scientific Research, Aug 2005. See also the Eureka People's Choice Awards from 2005 in which I was a finalist.

Newspaper Story appearing in the Sun-Herald, July 2005 (apparently the guy who wrote this was squinting *really* hard!)

Web Article appearing in ABC Science Online, July 2005

Fiction Story (Physics Detective) appearing in the journal Nature, March 2005.

Online Article Finalist in Eureka Prize for Scientific Research, Aug 2004.

Television Segment (MPEG) Aired on Australian SBS TV news, Feb 2001. Caution! large file (20 megabytes). For a smaller version, click here

Online Article Harvard-Smithsonian Center For Astrophysics press release Feb 2001.