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Assoc Prof Duncan Wright

Name Duncan Wright
Position Associate Professor (Astrophysics)
Section School of Mathematics, Physics and Computing
Office C314
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 5476
Extension 5476
Qualifications PhD Canterbury

Research interests
High-resolution spectroscopy, exoplanet discovery, Doppler velocities, Stellar pulsation, M Dwarf stars, High-resolution spectrograph instrumentation and calibration

Industry affiliations
Member of the Astronomical Society of Australia
Member of the Australian Institute of Physics

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences (IAESS)
  • Centre for Astrophysics (CA)

Currently teaching courses/programs
PHY1107 - Astronomy 2
PHY2204 - Astronomical Techniques
PHY3307 - Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
7 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Manager of Mount Kent Observatory

Research most recent
"HATS-39b, HATS-40b, HATS-41b, and HATS-42b: three inflated hot Jupiters and a super-Jupiter transiting F stars" Bento et al., 2018, MNRAS, 477, 3406
"Frequency and mode identification of ? Doradus from photometric and spectroscopic observations" Brunsden et al., 2018, MNRAS, 475, 3813
"The K2-HERMES Survey. I. Planet-candidate Properties from K2 Campaigns 1-3" Wittenmyer et al., 2018, AJ, 155, 10

Research most notable
"Three planets orbiting Wolf 1061" Wright et al., 2016, ApJL, 817, 7

Publications in ePrints

Hobson, Melissa J. and Brahm, Rafael and Jordan, Andres and Espinoza, Nestor and Kossakowski, Diana and Henning, Thomas and Rojas, Felipe and Schlecker, Martin and Sarkis, Paula and Trifonov, Trifon and Thorngren, Daniel and Binnenfeld, Avraham and Shahaf, Sahar and Zucker, Shay and Ricker, George R. and Latham, David W. and Seager, S. and Winn, Joshua N. and Jenkins, Jon M. and Addison, BrettORCID: and Bouchy, Francois and Bowler, Brendan P. and Briegal, Joshua T. and Bryant, Edward M. and Collins, Karen A. and Daylan, Tansu and Grieves, Nolan and Horner, Jonathan and Huang, Chelsea and Kane, Stephen R. and Kielkopf, John and McLean, Brian and Mengel, Matthew W.ORCID: and Nielsen, Louise D. and Okumura, Jack and Jones, Matias and Plavchan, Peter and Shporer, Avi and Smith, Alexis M. S. and Tilbrook, Rosanna and Tinney, C. G. and Twicken, Joseph D. and Udry, Stephane and Unger, Nicolas and West, Richard and Wittenmyer, Robert A. and Wohler, Bill and Torres, Pascal and Wright, Duncan J. (2021) A transiting warm giant planet around the young active star TOI-201. The Astronomical Journal, 161 (5):235. ISSN 0004-6256

Zander, Fabian ORCID: and Buttsworth, David R. and Birch, ByrennORCID: and Noller, Lachlan and Wright, Duncan and James, Christopher M. and Thompson, Matthew and Apirana, Steven and Leis, JohnORCID: and Lobsey, Craig and Payne, Allan (2021) Australian rapid-response airborne observation of the Hayabusa2 reentry. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. pp. 1-5. ISSN 0022-4650

Sharma, Sanjib and Hayden, Michael R. and Bland-Hawthorn, Joss and Stello, Dennis and Buder, Sven and Zinn, Joel C. and Kallinger, Thomas and Asplund, Martin and de Silva, Gayandhi M. and D'Orazi, Valentina and Freeman, Ken and Kos, Janez and Lewis, Geraint F. and Lin, Jane and Lind, Karin and Martell, Sarah and Simpson, Jeffrey D. and Wittenmyer, Rob A. and Zucker, Daniel B. and Zwitter, Tomaz and Chen, Boquan and Cotar, Klemen and Esdaile, James and Hon, Marc and Horner, Jonathan and Huber, Daniel and Kafle, Prajwal R. and Khanna, Shourya and Ting, Yuan-Sen and Nataf, David M. and Nordlander, Thomas and Saadon, Mohd Hafiz Mohd and Tepper-Garcia, Thor and Tinney, C. G. and Traven, Gregor and Watson, Fred and Wright, Duncan and Wyse, Rosemary F. G. (2021) Fundamental relations for the velocity dispersion of stars in the Milky Way. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 506. pp. 1761-1776. ISSN 0035-8711

Gan, Tianjun and Bedell, Megan and Wang, Sharon Xuesong and Foreman-Mackey, Daniel and Melendez, Jorge and Mao, Shude and Stassun, Keivan G. and Howell, Steve B. and Ziegler, Carl and Wittenmyer, Robert A. and Hellier, Coel and Collins, Karen A. and Shporer, Avi and Ricker, George R. and Vanderspek, Roland and Latham, David W. and Seager, Sara and Winn, Joshua N. and Jenkins, Jon M. and Addison, Brett C.ORCID: and Ballard, Sarah and Barclay, Thomas and Bean, Jacob L. and Bowler, Brendan P. and Briceno, Cesar and Crossfield, Ian J. M. and Dittman, Jason and Horner, Jonathan and Jensen, Eric L. N. and Kane, Stephen R. and Kielkopf, John and Kreidberg, Laura and Law, Nicholas and Mann, Andrew W. and Mengel, Matthew W.ORCID: and Morgan, Edward H. and Okumura, Jack and Osborn, Hugh P. and Paegert, Martin and Plavchan, Peter and Schwarz, Richard P. and Shiao, Bernie and Smith, Jeffrey C. and Spina, Lorenzo and Tinney, C. G. and Torres, Guillermo and Twicken, Joseph D. and Vezie, Michael and Wang, Gavin and Wright, Duncan J. and Zhang, Hui (2021) HD 183579b: a warm sub-Neptune transiting a solar twin detected by TESS. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 507 (2). pp. 2220-2240. ISSN 0035-8711

Heitzmann, A. and Marsden, S. C.ORCID: and Petit, P. and Mengel, M. W.ORCID: and Wright, D. and Clerte, M. and Millburn, I. and Folsom, C. P. and Addison, B. C.ORCID: and Wittenmyer, R. A. and Waite, I. A. (2021) Planets around young active solar-type stars: assessing detection capabilities from a non-stabilized spectrograph. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 505 (4). pp. 4989-5011. ISSN 0035-8711

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