Professor Michael Ashley
Professor

Professor Michael Ashley

Science
School of Physics
Phone
+61 2 9385 5465
Location
Room 137, Old Main Building
  • Journal articles | 2017
    Abbott BP; Abbott R; Abbott TD; Acernese F; Ackley K; Adams C; Adams T; Addesso P; Adhikari RX; Adya VB; Affeldt C; Afrough M; Agarwal B; Agathos M; Agatsuma K; Aggarwal N; Aguiar OD; Aiello L; Ain A; Ajith P; Allen B; Allen G; Allocca A; Altin PA; Amato A; Ananyeva A; Anderson SB; Anderson WG; Angelova SV; Antier S; Appert S; Arai K; Araya MC; Areeda JS; Arnaud N; Arun KG; Ascenzi S; Ashton G; Ast M; Aston SM; Astone P; Atallah DV; Aufmuth P; Aulbert C; AultONeal K; Austin C; Avila-Alvarez A; Babak S; Bacon P; Bader MKM; Bae S; Baker PT; Baldaccini F; Ballardin G; Ballmer SW; Banagiri S; Barayoga JC; Barclay SE; Barish BC; Barker D; Barkett K; Barone F; Barr B; Barsotti L; Barsuglia M; Barta D; Barthelmy SD; Bartlett J; Bartos I; Bassiri R; Basti A; Batch JC; Bawaj M; Bayley JC; Bazzan M; Bécsy B; Beer C; Bejger M; Belahcene I; Bell AS; Berger BK; Bergmann G; Bero JJ; Berry CPL; Bersanetti D; Bertolini A; Betzwieser J; Bhagwat S; Bhandare R; Bilenko IA; Billingsley G; Billman CR; Birch J; Birney R; Birnholtz O; Biscans S; Biscoveanu S; Bisht A; Bitossi M; Biwer C, 2017, 'Multi-messenger observations of a binary neutron star merger', Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 848, http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/aa91c9
    Journal articles | 2017
    Hu L; Wu X; Andreoni I; Michael MC; Cooke J; Cui X; Du F; Dai Z; Gu B; Hu Y; Lu H; Li X; Li Z; Liang E; Liu L; Ma B; Shang Z; Sun T; Suntzeff NB; Tao C; Uddin SA; Wang L; Wang X; Wen H; Xiao D; Xu J; Yang J; Yang S; Yuan X; Zhou H; Zhang H; Zhou J; Zhu Z, 2017, 'Optical observations of LIGO source GW 170817 by the Antarctic Survey Telescopes at Dome A, Antarctica', Science Bulletin, vol. 62, pp. 1433 - 1438, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scib.2017.10.006
    Journal articles | 2010
    Pandey SB; Swenson CA; Perley DA; Guidorzi C; Wiersema K; Malesani D; Akerlof C; Ashley MC; Bersier D; Cano Z; Gomboc A; Ilyin I; Jakobsson P; Kleiser IKW; Kobayashi S; Kouveliotou C; Levan A; McKay T; Melandri A; Mottram CJ; Mundell C; O''Brien PT; Phillips A; Rex JM; Siegel M; Smith RJ; Steele I; Stratta G; Tanvir N; Weights D; Yost S; Yuan F; Zheng W, 2010, 'GRB 090902B: Afterglow Observations and Implications', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 714, pp. 799 - 804, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/714/1/799
    Journal articles | 2010
    Sarty GE; Szalai T; Kiss LL; Matthews JP; Wu K; Kuschnig R; Guenther DB; Moffatt A; Rucinski SM; Sasselov D; Weiss W; Huziak R; Johnston HM; Phillips A; Ashley MC, 2010, 'The γ -ray binary LS 5039: mass and orbit constraints from MOST observations', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 411, pp. 1293 - 1300, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.17757.x
    Journal articles | 2010
    Yuan F; Schady P; Racusin JL; Willingale R; Kruhler T; O''Brien PT; Greiner J; Oates R; Rykoff E; Aharonian F; Akerlof C; Ashley MC; Barthelmy S; Filgas R; Flewelling H; Gehrels N; Gogus E; Guver T; Horns D; Kiziloglu U; Krimm H; McKay T; Ozel M; Phillips A; Quimby R; Rowell G; Rujopakarn W; Schaefer B; Vestrand W; Wheeler JC; Wren J, 2010, 'GRB 081008: from burst to afterglow and the transition phase in between', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 711, pp. 870 - 880, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/711/2/870
    Journal articles | 2010
    Zou H; Zhou X; Jiang Z; Ashley MCB; Cui X; Feng L; Gong X; Hu J; Kulesa CA; Lawrence JS; Liu G; Luong-Van DM; Ma J; Moore AM; Pennypacker CR; Qin W; Shang Z; Storey JWV; Sun B; Travouillon T; Walker CK; Wang J; Wang L; Wu J; Wu Z; Xia L; Yan J; Yang J; Yang H; Yao Y; Yuan X; York DG; Zhang Z; Zhu Z, 2010, 'Erratum: The sky brightness and transparency in i-band at dome a, Antarctica (Astronomical Journal (2010) 140 (602))', Astronomical Journal, vol. 140, pp. 2146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-6256/140/6/2146
    Journal articles | 2009
    Rykoff E; Aharonian F; Akerlof C; Ashley MC; Barthelmy S; Flewelling H; Gehrels N; Gogus E; Guver T; Kiziloglu U; Krimm H; McKay T; Ozel M; Phillips A; Quimby R; Rowell G; Rujopakarn W; Schaefer B; Smith DA; Vestrand W; Wheeler J; Wren J; Yuan F; Yost S, 2009, 'Looking into the Fireball: ROTSE-III and SWIFT observations of early gamma-ray burst afterglows', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 702, pp. 489 - 505, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/702/1/489
    Journal articles | 2008
    Miziarski S; Ashley MCB; Smith G; Barden S; Dawson J; Horton A; Saunders W; Brzeski J; Churilov V; Klauser U; Waller L; Mayfield D; Correll D; Phillips A; Whittard D, 2008, 'Big innovations in a small instrument: Technical challenges in a new CCD system design for the Automated Patrol Telescope', Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 7018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.788624
    Journal articles | 2007
    Moore A; Aristidi E; Ashley M; Briguglio R; Busso M; Candidi M; Everett J; Kenyon S; Lawrence J; Le Roux B; Luong-Van D; Phillips A; Ragazzoni R; Salinari P; Storey J; Taylor M; Tosti G; Travouillon T, 2007, 'The Gattini cameras for optical sky brightness measurements at Dome C, Antarctica', EAS Publications Series, vol. 25, pp. 35 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/eas:2007069
    Journal articles | 2007
    Ruiz-Velasco A; Swan H; Troja E; Malesani D; Fynbo J; Starling R; Xu DX; Aharonian F; Akerlof C; Andersen M; Ashley MC; Barthelmy S; Bersier D; Ceron J; Castro-Tirado A; Gehrels N; Goegues E; Gorosabel J; Guidorzi C; Guever T; Hjorth J; Horns D; Huang K; Jakobsson P; Jensen B; Kiziloglu U; Kouveliotou C; Krimm H; Ledoux C; Levan A; Marsh TR; McKay T; Melandri A; Milvang-Jensen B; Mundell C; O Brien PM; Oezel M; Phillips A; Quimby R; Rowell G; Rujopakarn W; Rykoff E; Schaefer B; Sollerman J; Tanvir N; Thoene C; Urata Y; Vestrand W; Vreeswijk P; Watson D; Wheeler J; Wijers R; Wren J; Yost S; Yuan F; Zhai M; Zheng W, 2007, 'Detection of GRB 060927 at z=5.47: Implications for the use of gamma-ray bursts as probes of the end of the dark ages', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 669, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/521546
    Journal articles | 2007
    Yost S; Aharonian F; Akerlof C; Ashley MC; Barthelmy S; Gehrels N; Goegues E; Guever T; Horns D; Kiziloglu U; Krimm H; McKay T; Oezel M; Phillips A; Quimby R; Rowell G; Rujopakarn W; Rykoff E; Schaefer B; Swan H; Vestrand W; Wheeler J; Wren J; Smith DA; Yuan F, 2007, 'The dark side of ROTSE-III prompt GRB observations', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 669, pp. 1107 - 1114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/521668
    Journal articles | 2007
    Yost S; Swan H; Rykoff E; Aharonian F; Akerlof C; Alday A; Ashley MC; Barthelmy S; Burrows D; Depoy D; Dufour R; Eastman J; Forgey R; Gehrels N; Goegues E; Guever T; Halpern J; Hardin L; Horns D; Kiziloglu U; Krimm H; Lepine S; Liang EP; marshall J; McKay T; Mineo T; Mirabal N; Oezel M; Phillips A; Prieto J; Quimby R; Romano P; Rowell G; Rujopakarn W; Schaefer B; Silverman J; Siverd R; Skinner M; Smith I; Tonnesen S; Troja E; Vestrand W; Wheeler J; Wren J; Smith DA; Yuan F; Zhang B, 2007, 'Exploring broadband GRB behavior during gamma-ray emission', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 657, pp. 925 - 941, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/510896
    Journal articles | 2006
    Quimby R; Rykoff E; Yost S; Aharonian F; Akerlof C; Alatalo K; Ashley MC; Gogus E; Guver T; Horns D; Kehoe R; Kuzuloglu U; McKay T; Ozel M; Phillips A; Schaefer B; Swan H; Vestrand W; Wheeler J; Wren J; Smith DA, 2006, 'Early-time observations of the GRB 050319 optical transient', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 640, pp. 402 - 406, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/499803
    Journal articles | 2006
    Rykoff E; Mangano V; Yost S; Sari R; Aharonian F; Akerlof C; Ashley MC; Barthelmy S; Burrows D; Gehrels N; Gogus E; Guver T; Horns D; Kiziloglu U; Krimm H; McKay T; Ozel M; Phillips A; Quimby R; Rowell G; Rujopakarn W; Schaefer B; Smith DA; Swan H; Vestrand W; Wheeler J; Wren J; Yuan F, 2006, 'The anomalous early afterglow of GRB 050801', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 638, pp. L5 - L8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/501007
    Journal articles | 2006
    Yost S; Aharonian F; Akerlof C; Ashley MC; Barthelmy S; Gehrels N; Gogus E; Guver T; Horns D; Kiziloglu U; Krimm H; McKay T; Ozel M; Phillips A; Quimby R; Rowell G; Rujopakarn W; Rykoff E; Schaefer B; Swan H; Vestrand W; Wheeler J; Wren J; Smith DA; Yuan F, 2006, 'Status of the ROTSE-III telescope network', Astronomische Nachrichten, vol. 327, pp. 803 - 805, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asna.200610683
    Journal articles | 2006
    Yost S; Alatalo K; Rykoff E; Aharonian F; Akerlof C; Ashley MC; Blake C; Bloom J; Boettcher M; Falco E; Gogus E; Guver T; Halpern J; Horns D; Joshi M; Kiziloglu U; McKay T; Mirabal N; Ozel M; Phillips A; Quimby R; Rujopakarn W; Schaefer B; Shields J; Skrutskie M; Smith DA; Starr D; Swan H; Szentgyorgyi A; Vestrand W; Wheeler J; Wren J, 2006, 'Optical light curve and cooling break of GRB 050502A', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 636, pp. 959 - 966, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/498134
    Journal articles | 2006
    Yost SA; Aharonian F; Akerlof CW; Ashley MCB; Barthelmy S; Gehrels N; Göǧüş E; Güver T; Halpern JP; Horns D; Kiziloǧlu U; Krimm HA; McKay TA; Özel M; Phillips A; Quimby RM; Rowell G; Rujopakarn W; Rykoff ES; Schaefer BE; Smith DA; Swan HF; Vestrand WT; Wheeler JC; Wren J; Yuan F, 2006, 'Taking a broad view of prompt emission', Nuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica B, vol. 121, pp. 1201 - 1205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1393/ncb/i2007-10236-7
    Journal articles | 2006
    Yost SA; Rykoff ES; Aharonian F; Akerlof CW; Ashley MCB; Barthelmy S; Gehrels N; Göǧüş E; Güver T; Horns D; Kiziloǧlu U; Krimm HA; McKay TA; Mirabal N; Özel M; Phillips A; Quimby RM; Rowell G; Rujopakarn W; Schaefer BE; Smith DA; Swan HF; Vestrand WT; Wheeler JC; Wren J; Yuan F, 2006, 'ROTSE-III performance in the Swift era', AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 836, pp. 349 - 352, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2207919
    Journal articles | 2005
    Ashley MC; Burton MG; Calisse PG; Phillips A; Storey JW, 2005, 'Site testing at Dome C - Cloud statistics from the ICECAM experiment', IAU Symposia, vol. 13, pp. 932 - 934, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000240768700274&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Journal articles | 2005
    Hidas MG; Ashley MC; Webb JK; Irwin MJ; Phillips A; Toyozumi H; Derekas A; Christiansen JL; Crothers SJ; Nutto C, 2005, 'The University of New South Wales Extrasolar Planet Search: methods and first results from a field centred on NGC 6633', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 360, pp. 703 - 717, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2005.09061.x
    Journal articles | 2005
    Phillips A; Ashley MC, 2005, 'Cloud imaging from meteorological satellites and its application to robotic observing', Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol. 22, pp. 306 - 310, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AS05024
    Journal articles | 2005
    Rykoff E; Aharonian F; Akerlof C; Alatalo K; Ashley MC; Guver T; Horns D; Kehoe R; Kiziloglu U; McKay T; Ozel M; Phillips A; Quimby R; Schaefer B; Smith DA; Swan H; Vestrand W; Wheeler J; Wren J; Yost S, 2005, 'A search for untriggered GRB afterglows with ROTSE-III', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 631, pp. 1032 - 1038, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/432832
    Journal articles | 2005
    Rykoff E; Yost S; Krimm H; Aharonian F; Akerlof C; Alatalo K; Ashley MC; Barthelmy S; Gehrels N; Gogus E; Guver T; Horns D; Kiziloglu U; McKay T; Ozel M; Phillips A; Quimby R; Rujopakarn W; Schaefer B; Smith DA; Swan H; Vestrand W; Wheeler J; Wren J, 2005, 'Prompt optical detection of GRB 050401 with ROTSE-IIIa', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 631, pp. L121 - L124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/497370
    Journal articles | 2004
    Rykoff E; Smith DA; Price P; Akerlof C; Ashley MC; Bizyaev D; Garradd G; McKay T; McNaught R; Phillips A; Quimby R; Schaefer B; Schmidt B; Vestrand W; Wheeler J; Wren J, 2004, 'The early optical afterglow of GRB 030418 and progenitor mass loss', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 601, pp. 1013 - 1018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/380777
    Journal articles | 2003
    Smith DA; Rykoff ES; Akerlof CW; Ashley MC; Bizyaev D; McKay TA; Mukadam A; Phillips A; Quimby R; Schaefer B; Sullivan D; Swan HF; Vestrand WT; Wheeler JC; Wren J, 2003, 'ROTSE-III observations of the early afterglow from GRB 030329', Astrophysical Journal, vol. 596, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/379534
    Journal articles | 2002
    Lawrence JS; Ashley MC; Burton MG; Calisse PG; Storey JW; Phillips A; Everett JR; Pernic RJ, 2002, 'Operation of the near infrared sky monitor at the South Pole', Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol. 19, pp. 328 - 336, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AS02020
    Journal articles | 2001
    Lee JK; Walsh AJ; Burton MG; Ashley MCB, 2001, 'Discovery of molecular hydrogen line emission associated with methanol maser emission', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 324, pp. 1102 - 1108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-8711.2001.04396.x
    Journal articles | 2000
    Chamberlain MA; Ashley MC; Burton MG; Phillips A; Storey JW; Harper DA, 2000, 'Mid-infrared observing conditions at the South Pole', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 535, pp. 501 - 511
    Journal articles | 1999
    Phillips A; Burton MG; Ashley MC; Storey JW; Lloyd JP; Harper DA; Bally J, 1999, 'The Near-infrared sky emission at the South Pole in winter', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 527, pp. 1009 - 1022
    Journal articles | 1998
    Boccas M; Ashley MC; Phillips A; Schinckel A; Storey JW, 1998, 'Antartic Fiber Optic Spectrometer', Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, vol. 110, pp. 306 - 316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/316136
    Journal articles | 1998
    Boccas M; Ashley MCB; Phillips A; Schinckel A; Storey JWV, 1998, 'Antarctic fiber optic spectrometer', Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, vol. 110, pp. 306 - 316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/316136
  • Conference Papers | 2016
    Lawrence J; Ashley M; Burton M; Cui X; Churilov V; Content R; Gillingham P; Glazebrook K; Gu B; Ireland M; Jiang X; Lu H; Moore A; Mould J; Staszak NF; Tims J; Tuthill P; Wang L; Yuan X; Zhang K; Zhelem R; Zheng J, 2016, 'The AST3-NIR camera for the Kunlun Infrared Sky Survey', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2233317
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Moore A; Allen G; Aristidi E; Michael A; Bedding T; Beichman C; Briguglio R; Busso M; Candidi M; Ciardi D; Xiangqun C; Cutispoto G; Distefano E; Espy P; Everett J; Longlong F; Jingyao H; Zhaoji J; Kenyon S; Kulesa C; Lawrence J; Roux BL; Leslie T; Li Y; Luong-Van D; Phillips A; Qin W; Ragazzoni R; Riddle R; Sabbatini L; Salinari P; Saunders W; Zhaohui S; Stello D; Storey J; Bo S; Suntzeff N; Taylor M; Tosti G; Tothill N; Travouillon T; Van Belle G; Von Braun K; Wang L; Jun Y; Huigen Y; Xiangyan Y; Zhu Z; Xu Z, 2008, 'Gattini: A multisite campaign for the measurement of sky brightness in Antarctica', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.789783
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Moore A; Aristidi E; Ashley M; Busso M; Candidi M; Everett J; Kenyon S; Lawrence J; Luong-Van D; Phillips A; Le Roux B; Ragazzoni R; Salinari P; Storey J; Taylor M; Tosti G; Travouillon T, 2006, 'Ground-layer turbulence profiling using a lunar SHABAR', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.672640
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Moore A; Aristidi E; Ashley M; Busso M; Candidi M; Everett J; Kenyon S; Lawrence J; Luong-Van D; Phillips A; Roux BL; Ragazzoni R; Salinari P; Storey J; Taylor M; Tosti G; Travouillon T, 2006, 'The Gattini cameras for optical sky brightness measurements in Antarctica', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.672525
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Christiansen JL; Ashley MCB; Hidas MG; Webb JK; Phillips A; Irwin M; Irwin J, 2005, 'Searching for extrasolar planets from UNSW', in Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, pp. 193 - 198, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1743921306009318
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Yost SA; Rykoff ES; Aharonian F; Akerlof CW; Ashley MCB; Barthelmy S; Gehrels N; Gogus E; Guver T; Horns D; Kiziloglu U; Krimm HA; Mckay TA; Mirabal N; Ozel M; Phillips A; Quimby RM; Rowell G; Rujopakarn W; Schaefer BE; Smith DA; Swan HF; Vestrand WT; Wheeler JC; Wren J; Yuan F, 2005, 'ROITSE-III performance in the swift era', in Holt SS; Gehrels N; Nousek JA (eds.), GAMMA-RAY BURSTS IN THE SWIFT ERA, AMER INST PHYSICS, DC, Washington, pp. 349 - +, presented at 16th Annual Astrophysics Conference, DC, Washington, 29 November 2005 - 02 December 2005, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000238125000069&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Antarctic astronomy: this is the last great frontier for ground-based astronomy. My group at UNSW has taken a leading role in working towards large optical/infrared telescopes on the Antarctic plateau. We have successfully run instruments at the US South Pole station since 1994, and more recently at Dome C and Dome Fuji. Our current focus is a collaboration with China at the Kunlun Station at Dome A, the highest point on the Antarctic plateau.

Wide-field robotic telescopes: I am collaborating with Mansi Kasliwal's group at Caltech on the Gattini-IR project at Mt Palomar Observatory. This has led to a project called DREAMS led by Anna Moore at ANU to establish a wide-field infrared telescope at Siding Spring Observatory, and longer term plans for a cryogenic infrared telescope for Antarctica.

Instrumentation & computing: my long term interest has been in electronics and computing (both hardware and software) with the goal of building new and interesting astronomical instruments.

My Research Supervision

Matthew Gerges