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Professor Karl Glazebrook

Karl Glazebrook is a Distinguished Professor at the Swinburne University of Technology and Director of the Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing there.

Karl originally studied at Cambridge and received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 1992. His career has spanned the U.K., U.S. and Australia including a time as a Professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA where he received a prestigious Packard Fellowship. In 2006 he was appointed as a Professor at Swinburne. His most notable scientific accomplishments are the development of the 'nod and shuffle' spectroscopic technique, characterising the bimodal colour and environmental distributions of local galaxies, the study of the morphological and spectroscopic evolution of galaxies over cosmic time using Gemini, Hubble and Keck telescopes and the development of innovative cosmological techniques such as the use of 'Baryonic Acoustic Oscillations'. He is an official “Highly Cited Researcher” and won the Muhlmann Award for his work on astronomical instrumentation.

His most notable recent appointments include Chair of the International Facilities Working Group of the Australian Astronomy Decadal 2016-2025 Plan and member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts.

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