Dr Brad Tucker

Lecturer

Research interests

  • Cosmology And Extragalactic Astronomy020103
  • Astronomical And Space Instrumentation020102
  • Stellar Astronomy And Planetary Systems020110
  • General Relativity And Gravitational Waves020105
  • 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.