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Professor Michael Drinkwater

Professor of Astrophysics
Located in Building 6 - Room 418A
Phone: 53428
BSc (Syd), PhD (Cambridge)
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Available Projects

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What turns spiral galaxies into elliptical galaxies in galaxy groups? (Observational Part)

Supervisor: Prof Michael Drinkwater

It is well known that dense galaxy clusters contain a much higher fraction of elliptical galaxies compared to spiral galaxies than more typical less...

PhD Project
Masters Project
Honours Project
How typical is our Local Galaxy Group?
Supervisor: Prof Michael Drinkwater
 
This project will uncover how unusual the Local Group is by comparing the MW and...
PhD Project
Masters Project
Honours Project
Photometric analysis of close eclipsing binary stars

The mass of a star is a fundamental property governing its evolution. Binary stars provide a means to obtain stellar masses accurately when the orbital period and velocities of the components can be determined. Eclipsing binaries are particularly important as the inclination of the orbit to our...

Honours Project
What turns spiral galaxies into elliptical galaxies in galaxy groups? (Theory Part)

Supervisor: Prof Michael Drinkwater

It is well known that dense galaxy clusters contain a much higher fraction of elliptical galaxies compared to spiral galaxies than more typical less dense regions of the Universe. Many processes...

PhD Project
Masters Project
Honours Project
SEMANT - automated semantic analysis of student quiz responses

In our recent publication "Managing Active Learning Processes in Large First Year Physics Classes: The Advantages of an Integrated Approach" we indicated we would make the source code for the "...

Summer Project