Dr Brad Tucker

Senior Lecturer

Research interests

Cosmology; Dark Energy; Supernova; UV and Space Instrumentation; All Sky Surveys and Transient Objects; Asteroid Mining; Astronomy and Space Outreach ; Mass Participation Outreach; Science Fiction and Science

  • Yu, Z, Martini, P, Davis, T et al. 2020, 'Quasar Accretion Disk Sizes from Continuum Reverberation Mapping in the DES Standard-star Fields', Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, vol. 246, no. 1, pp. 1-27.
  • Scolnic, D, Smith, M, Massiah, A et al. 2020, 'Supernova Siblings: Assessing the Consistency of Properties of Type Ia Supernovae that Share the Same Parent Galaxies', Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 896, no. 1, pp. 1-9.
  • Pursiainen, M, Gutierrez, C, Wiseman, P et al. 2020, 'The mystery of photometric twins DES17X1boj and DES16E2bjy', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 494, no. 4, pp. 5576-5589.
  • Smith, M, Sullivan, M, Wiseman, P et al. 2020, 'First cosmology results using type Ia supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey: the effect of host galaxy properties on supernova luminosity', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 494, no. 3, pp. 4426-4447.
  • Wiseman, P, Pursiainen, M, Childress, M et al. 2020, 'The host galaxies of 106 rapidly evolving transients discovered by the Dark Energy Survey', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 498, no. 2, pp. 2575-2593.
  • Ridden-Harper, R, Tucker, B, Gully-Santiago, M et al. 2020, 'K2: Background Survey - The search for undiscovered transients in Kepler/K2 data', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 498, no. 1, pp. 33-43.
  • Dimitriadis, G, Foley, R, Rest, A et al. 2019, 'K2 Observations of SN 2018oh Reveal a Two-component Rising Light Curve for a Type Ia Supernova', Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 870, no. 1, pp. 1-16.
  • Shappee, B, Holoien, T, Drout, M et al 2019, 'Seeing Double: ASASSN-18bt Exhibits a Two-component Rise in the Early-time K2 Light Curve', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 870, no. 1, pp. -.
  • Li, W, Vinko, J, Mo, J et al 2019, 'Photometric and Spectroscopic Properties of Type Ia Supernova 2018oh with Early Excess Emission from the Kepler 2 Observations', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 870, no. 1, pp. -.
  • Dimitriadis, G, Rojas-Bravo, C, Foley, R et al 2019, 'Nebular Spectroscopy of Kepler's Brightest Supernova', Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 870, no. 2, pp. -.
  • Hoormann, J, Martini, P, Davis, T et al. 2019, 'C IV black hole mass measurements with the Australian Dark Energy Survey (OzDES)', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 487, no. 3, pp. 3650-3663.
  • Abbott, T, Alarcon, A, Allam, S et al 2019, 'Cosmological Constraints from Multiple Probes in the Dark Energy Survey', Physical Review Letters, vol. 122, no. 17, pp. -.
  • Macaulay, E, Nichol, R, Bacon, D et al. 2019, 'First cosmological results using Type Ia supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey: measurement of the Hubble constant', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 486, no. 2, pp. 2184-2196.
  • Farah, W, Flynn, C, Bailes, M et al. 2019, 'Erratum: FRB microstructure revealed by the real-time detection of FRB170827', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 483, no. 4.
  • Lasker, J, Kessler, R, Scolnic, D et al. 2019, 'First cosmology results using Type IA supernovae from the dark energy survey: Effects of chromatic corrections to supernova photometry on measurements of cosmological parameters', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 485, no. 4, pp. 5329-5344.
  • Ridden-Harper, R, Tucker, B, Garnavich, P et al. 2019, 'Discovery of a new WZ Sagittae-type cataclysmic variable in the Kepler/K2 data', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 490, no. 4, pp. 5551-5559.
  • Scalzo, R, Parent, E, Burns, C et al. 2019, 'Probing type Ia supernova properties using bolometric light curves from the Carnegie Supernova Project and the CfA Supernova Group', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 483, no. 1, pp. 628-647.
  • Panther, F, Seitenzahl, I, Ruiter, A et al. 2019, 'SN1991bg-like supernovae are associated with old stellar populations', Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol. 36, pp. 1-9.
  • Rest, A, Garnavich, P, Khatami, D et al 2018, 'A fast-evolving luminous transient discovered by K2/Kepler', Nature Astronomy, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 307-311.
  • Anderson, J, Pessi, P, Dessart, L et al 2018, 'A nearby super-luminous supernova with a long pre-maximum & "plateau" and strong C II features', Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 620, no. 67, pp. 1-16pp.
  • Childress, M, Lidman, C, Davis, T et al. 2017, 'OzDES multifibre spectroscopy for the Dark Energy Survey: 3-yr results and first data release', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 472, no. 1, pp. 273-288.
  • Abbott, B, Abbott, R, Abbott, T et al. 2017, 'Multi-messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger', Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 848, no. 2.
  • Tucker, B, Casertano, S, Reid, M et al 2016, 'A 2.4% DETERMINATION of the LOCAL VALUE of the HUBBLE CONSTANT', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 826, no. 1, pp. -.
  • Tucker, B, Schmidt, B & Garvanich, P 2013, 'Improving Type Ia supernova characterization through multiwavelength studies of Type Ia supernova host galaxies', Advancing the Physics of Cosmic Distances, ed. Richard de Grijs, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 328pp.
  • Tucker, B 2011, 'UV properties of type Ia supernova and their host galaxies', Astrophysics and Space Science, vol. 335, no. 1, pp. 223-230.
  • Sharp, R, Tucker, B, Ridden-Harper, R et al 2016, 'GLUV: A balloon-borne high-cadence ultraviolet monitoring telescope for supernova shock breakouts and exoplanet atmospheres', Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, ed. C J Evans, L Simard & H Takami, SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Bellingham, USA, pp. 11pp.
  • Garnavich, P, Tucker, B, Rest, A et al 2016, 'SHOCK BREAKOUT and EARLY LIGHT CURVES of TYPE II-P SUPERNOVAE OBSERVED with KEPLER', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 820, no. 1, pp. 1-7.
  • Ridden-Harper, R, Tucker, B, Sharp, R et al 2017, 'Capability of detecting ultraviolet counterparts of gravitational waves with GLUV', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 472, no. 4, pp. 4521-4531pp.
  • Crocker, R, Ruiter, A, Seitenzahl, I et al 2017, 'Diffuse Galactic antimatter from faint thermonuclear supernovae in old stellar populations', Nature Astronomy, vol. 1, pp. 6pp.
  • Childress, M, Tucker, B, Yuan, F et al 2016, 'The ANU WiFeS SuperNovA Programme (AWSNAP)', Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol. 33, no. 55, pp. 1-29.
  • Mudd, D, Martini, P, Zu, Y et al 2018, 'Quasar Accretion Disk Sizes from Continuum Reverberation Mapping from the Dark Energy Survey', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 862, no. 123, pp. 13pp.
  • Inserra, C, Smartt, S, Gall, E et al 2018, 'On the nature of hydrogen-rich superluminous supernovae', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 475, no. 1, pp. 1046-1072pp.
  • Inserra, C, Smartt, S, Gall, E et al 2018, 'On the nature of hydrogen-rich superluminous supernovae', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 475, no. 1, pp. 1046-1072pp.
  • Contreras, C, Phillips, M, Burns, C et al 2018, 'SN 2012fr: Ultraviolet, Optical, and Near-infrared Light Curves of a Type Ia Supernova Observed within a Day of Explosion', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 859, no. 24, pp. 41pp.
  • Gatti, M, Vielzeuf, P, Davis, C et al 2018, 'Dark Energy Survey Year 1 results: Cross-correlation redshifts - methods and systematics characterization', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 477, no. 2, pp. 1664-1682pp.
  • Hoyle, B, Gruen, D, Bernstein, G et al 2018, 'Dark energy survey year 1 results: Redshift distributions of the weak-lensing source galaxies', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 478, no. 1, pp. 592-610pp.
  • Elvin-Poole, J, Crocce, M, Ross, A et al. 2018, 'Dark Energy Survey year 1 results: Galaxy clustering for combined probes', Physical Review D, vol. 98, no. 4, pp. 1-20pp.
  • Farah, W, Flynn, C, Bailes, M et al 2018, 'FRB microstructure revealed by the real-time detection of FRB170827', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 478, no. 1, pp. 1209-1217pp.
  • Gschwend, J, Rossel, A, Ogando, R et al 2018, 'DES science portal: Computing photometric redshifts', Astronomy and Computing, vol. 25, pp. 58-80.
  • Pursiainen, M, Childress, M, Smith, M et al 2018, 'Rapidly evolving transients in the Dark Energy Survey', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 481, no. 1, pp. 894-917pp.
  • Abbott, T, Abdalla, F, Alarcon, A et al 2018, 'Dark Energy Survey year 1 results: Cosmological constraints from galaxy clustering and weak lensing', Physical Review D-Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 98, no. 4, pp. 1-31.
  • Gieseke, F, Bloemen, S, van den Bogaard, C et al 2017, 'Convolutional neural networks for transient candidate vetting in large-scale surveys', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 472, no. 3, pp. 3101-3114pp.
  • Mudd, D, Martini, P, Tie, S et al. 2017, 'Discovery of a z = 0.65 post-starburst BAL quasar in the DES supernova fields', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 468, no. 3, pp. 3682-3688.
  • Tie, S, Martini, P, Mudd, D et al. 2017, 'A Study of Quasar Selection in the Supernova Fields of the Dark Energy Survey', Astronomical Journal, vol. 153, no. 3, pp. 1-15pp.
  • Scalzo, R, Yuan, F, Childress, M et al 2017, 'The SkyMapper Transient Survey', Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol. 34, pp. e030 (13 pp).
  • Leloudas, G, Fraser, M, Stone, N et al 2017, 'The superluminous transient ASASSN-15lh as a tidal disruption event from a Kerr black hole', Nature Astronomy, vol. 1, pp. 1-8.
  • Kelly, P, Rodney, S, Treu, T et al 2016, 'DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN: THE REAPPEARANCE OF SUPERNOVA REFSDAL', Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 819, no. 1, pp. 1-6.
  • Olling, R, Mushotzky, R, Shaya, E et al 2015, 'No signature of ejecta interaction with a stellar companion in three type Ia supernovae', Nature, vol. 521, no. 7552, pp. 332-335.
  • Kelly, P, Rodney, S, Treu, T et al 2015, 'Multiple images of a highly magnified supernova formed by an early-type cluster galaxy lens', Science, vol. 347, no. 6226, pp. 1123-1126.
  • Narayan, G, Rest, A, Tucker, B et al 2016, 'Light Curves Of 213 Type Ia Supernovae From The Essence Survey', Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, vol. 224, no. 1, pp. 1-36.
  • Tucker, B 2012, 'UV Emission in Type Ia Supernova Elliptical Host Galaxies', International Astronomical Union. Proceedings, vol. 10, no. H16, p. 134.
  • Gupta, R, Kuhlmann, S, Castander, F et al. 2016, 'HOST GALAXY IDENTIFICATION for SUPERNOVA SURVEYS', Astronomical Journal, vol. 152, no. 6, pp. 20pp.
  • Hoffmann, S, Macri, L, Riess, A et al. 2016, 'Optical Identification of Cepheids in 19 Host Galaxies of Type Ia Supernovae and NGC 4258 with the hubble space telescope', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 830, no. 1, pp. 15pp.
  • Casertano, S, Riess, A, Anderson, J et al 2016, 'PARALLAX of GALACTIC CEPHEIDS from SPATIALLY SCANNING the WIDE FIELD CAMERA 3 on the HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE: The CASE of SS CANIS MAJORIS', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 825, no. 1, pp. 1-23.
  • Yuan, F, Seitenzahl, I, Childress, M et al 2016, '450 d of Type II SN 2013ej in optical and near-infrared', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 461, no. 2, pp. 2003-2018.
  • Walker, E, Baltay, C, Campillay, A et al 2015, 'FIRST RESULTS from the la Silla-QUEST SUPERNOVA SURVEY and the CARNEGIE SUPERNOVA PROJECT', Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, vol. 219, no. 1.
  • Childress, M, Hillier, D, Seitenzahl, I et al 2015, 'Measuring nickel masses in Type Ia supernovae using cobalt emission in nebular phase spectra', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 454, no. 4, pp. 3816-3842.
  • Kelly, P, Fox, O, Filippenko, A et al 2014, 'Constraints on the progenitor system of the type Ia Supernova 2014J from pre-explosion Hubble Space Telescope imaging', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 790, no. 1.
  • Scalzo, R, Childress, M, Tucker, B et al 2014, 'Early ultraviolet emission in the Type Ia supernova LSQ12gdj: No evidence for ongoing shock interaction', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 445, no. 1, pp. 30-48.
  • Fraser, M, Inserra, C, Jerkstrand, A et al 2013, 'SN 2009ip à la PESSTO: No evidence for core collapse yet', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 433, no. 2, pp. 1312-1337.
  • Childress, M. J., Scalzo, R. A., Sim, S. A., et al. 2013, "Spectroscopic Observations of SN 2012fr: A Luminous, Normal Type Ia Supernova with Early High-velocity Features and a Late Velocity Plateau", The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 770, 29
  • Silverman, J, Ganeshalingham, M, Cenko, S et al 2012, 'The very young type Ia supernova 2012cg: Discovery and early-time follow-up observations', Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 756, no. 1, pp. 1-6.
  • Rapoport, S, Onken, C, Schmidt, B et al 2012, 'Testing gravitational lensing as the source of enhanced strong Mg II absorption toward gamma-ray bursts', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 754, no. 2, pp. 1-10.
  • Lah, P, Pracy, M, Chengalur, J et al 2009, 'The HI gas content of galaxies around Abell 370, a galaxy cluster at z = 0.37', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 399, no. 3, pp. 1447-1470.
  • Foley, R, Matheson, T, Blondin, S et al 2009, 'Spectroscopy of High-Redshift Supernovae from the Essence Project: The First Four Years', Astronomical Journal, vol. 137, no. 4, pp. 3731-3742.
  • Lah, P, Pracy, M, Chengalur, J et al 2009, 'The HI gas content of galaxies around Abell 370, a galaxy cluster at z = 0.37', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 399, no. 3, pp. 1447-1470.
  • Blondin, S, Davis, T, Krisciunas, K et al 2008, 'Time Dilation in Type Ia Supernova Spectra at High Redshift', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 682, no. Aug, pp. 724-736.