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Professor Karl Glazebrook

Distinguished Professor Karl Glazebrook FAA is an astronomer based at Swinburne University of Technology and has been Director of the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing there since 2014.

Professor Glazebrook's career has spanned the United Kingdom, United States and Australia, including a time as a Professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, where he received a prestigious Packard Fellowship. Professor Glazebrook joined Swinburne University of Technology in 2006. Professor Glazebrook received the Muhlmann Award from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific in 2008 for his work on astronomical instrumentation. He was elected to the Australian Academy of Science for his research accomplishments in 2017 and has been a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts.

Professor Glazebrook's notable scientific accomplishments include: the study of the morphological and spectroscopic evolution of galaxies over cosmic time using Gemini, Hubble and Keck telescopes; the development of the 'nod and shuffle' spectroscopic technique for deep multi-object spectroscopy, characterising the bimodal colour and environmental distributions of local galaxies; and the development of innovative cosmological techniques such as the use of 'Baryonic Acoustic Oscillation'.

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