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Professor Tamara Davis

VC Research and Teaching Fellowship

Prof Tamara Davis is a cosmologist interested in investigating new fundamental physics, such as the properties of dark energy and dark matter and the mass of the neutrino. A winner of the 2011 Australian Institute of Physics Women in Physics Lectureship, the 2011 Queensland Tall Poppy Award, the 2009 Australian L'Oreal Women in Science Fellowship and the Astronomical Society of Australia's Early Career Research Award, Prof Davis joined the astrophysics team at UQ to work on the WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey, which has mapped ~220,000 galaxies across half of the observable universe. She and the WiggleZ team are using that data to test our theory of gravity and try to figure out the nature of dark energy and dark matter.

Located in Building 6 - Room 438
Phone: 53433
BA (Philosophy), BSc (Physics), PhD (Astrophysics)
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Available Projects

Title Body Level
SRS 23/17 Cosmology with the Dark Energy Survey

Suitable for:  High level undergraduate students with physics experience and ability to code in Python (or desire to learn).

Project:  This project will perform cosmological measurements for the Dark Energy Survey (DES).  DES is an...

Summer Project
Cosmology and Black Holes with the Dark Energy Survey

With the Dark Energy Survey (DES) over five years we are observing about 300 million galaxies, expect to discover about 3000 supernovae, and are getting time-lapse measurements of almost 800 Active Galactic Nuclei.  We have just completed the fourth year of a five-year observing campaign,...

Honours Project