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Dr. Glen Mackie

I received a Ph.D. (The Stellar Content of Central Dominant Galaxies) from the Australian National University in 1990, and subsequently worked at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Carter Observatory (Wellington, NZ) and Victoria University of Wellington. My research interests include Brightest Cluster Galaxies as tracers of large-scale structure and as probes of galaxy formation and evolution in the rich cluster environment, multiwavelength properties of galaxies, galaxy mergers, internet telescopes, astronomy education and astronomy history. I am the Coordinator of Swinburne Astronomy Online, editor and contributor to Cosmos, the SAO online encyclopedia of astronomy. I am involved in outreach and regularly host "AstroTours" - 3D virtual tours of the universe in our Virtual Reality theatre. In 2011 Glen published the textbook "Multiwavelength Atlas of Galaxies" with Cambridge University Press (CUP). Glen and fellow CAS staff member Chris Fluke are currently writing a new undergraduate textbook on cosmology for CUP that will incorporate both normal hardcopy content as well as 3D visualisation of large data sets and models. This 'interactive' textbook has a planned 2016 publication date.

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