Professor Tamara Davis

VC Research & Teaching Fellowship

Physics
Faculty of Science
tamarad@physics.uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53433
0432 526 989

Overview

Professor Davis specialises in interpreting astrophysical observations in terms of their implications for fundamental physics. She performed cosmological analyses for two prominent international supernova surveys, before returning to Australia and to UQ in 2008 to work with the WiggleZ dark energy survey, making the largest ever 3D map of the distribution of galaxies in the universe. She now is helping lead OzDES, the Australian Dark Energy Survey, measuring thousands of supernovae and hundreds of supermassive black holes. The aim of all these surveys is to understand our fundamental laws of nature, and she uses the data to try to figure out the nature of dark energy, which is causing the expansion of our universe to accelerate.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales

Publications

  • Davis, Tamara M., Hui, Lam, Frieman, Joshua A., Haugbolle, Troels, Kessler, Richard, Sinclair, Benjamin, Sollerman, Jesper, Bassett, Bruce, Marriner, John, Mortsell, Edvard, Nichol, Robert C., Richmond, Michael W., Sako, Masao, Schneider, Donald P. and Smith, Mathew (2011) The effect of peculiar velocities on supernova cosmology. Astrophysical Journal, 741 1: 1-15. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/741/1/67

  • Watson, D., Denney, K. D., Vestergaard, M. and Davis, T. M. (2011) A new cosmological distance measure using active galactic nuclei. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 740 2: L49.1-L49.5. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/740/2/L49

  • Davis, T. M. (2010) Is the Universe leaking Energy?. Scientific American, 303 1: 38-47. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0710-38

  • Davis, T. M., Mörtsell, E., Sollerman, J., Becker, A. C., Blondin, S., Challis, P., Smith, R. C., Stubbs, C. W., Suntzeff, N. B., Foley, R. J., Matheson, T., Tonry, J. L., Aguilera, C., Challis, P., Clocchiatti, A., Filippenko, A. V., Foley, R. J., Garnavich, P. M., Jha, S., Krisciunas, K., Kirshner, R. P., Leibundgut, B., Li, W., Matheson, T., Miknaitis, G., Pignata, G., Rest, A., Riess, A. G., Schmidt, B. P., Smith, R. C., Spyromilio, J., Stubbs, C. W., Suntzeff, N. B., Tonry, J. L., Wood-Vasey, W. M. and Zenteno, A. (2007) Scrutinizing exotic cosmological models using ESSENCE Supernova data combined with other cosmological probes. Astrophysical journal, 666 2: 716-725. doi:10.1086/519988

  • Fynbo, Johan P. U., Watson, Darach, Thöne, Christina C., Sollerman, Jesper, Bloom, Joshua S., Davis, Tamara M., Hjorth, Jens, Jakobsson, Páll, Jørgensen, Uffe G., Graham, John F., Fruchter, Andrew S., Bersier, David, Kewley, Lisa, Cassan, Arnaud, Cerón, José María Castro, Foley, Suzanne, Gorosabel, Javier, Hinse, Tobias C., Horne, Keith D., Jensen, Brian L., Klose, Sylvio, Kocevski, Daniel, Marquette, Jean-Baptiste, Perley, Daniel, Ramirez-Ruiz, Enrico, Stritzinger, Maximilian D., Vreeswijk, Paul M., Wijers, Ralph A. M., Woller, Kristian G., Xu, Dong and Zub, Marta (2006) No supernovae associated with two long-duration gamma-ray bursts. Nature, 444 7122: 1047-1049. doi:10.1038/nature05375

  • Lineweaver, Charles H. and Davis, Tamara M. (2005) Misconceptions about the Big Bang. Scientific American, 292 3: 36-45.

  • Davies, P. C. W., Davis, T. M. and Lineweaver, C. H. (2002) Black holes constrain varying constants. Nature, 418 6898: 602-603. doi:10.1038/418602a

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Supervision

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Available Projects

  • With the Dark Energy Survey (DES) over five years we are observing about 300 million galaxies, expect to discover about 3000 supernovae, and are getting time-lapse measurements of almost 800 Active Galactic Nuclei. We have just completed the fourth year of a five-year observing campaign, and so we're in a great position to derive exciting new results with the data. DES involves almost 500 researchers on five continents, and uses the purpose built 570-megapixel camera on the CTIO4m telescope in Chile for images, and our 400-optical fibre spectrograph on the Anglo-Australian Telescope for follow-up spectra.

    Your project could use type Ia supernovae to measure the acceleration of the expansion of the universe and the clustering of matter within it, to test models of dark energy, dark matter, and advanced theories of gravity. Or you could be measuring the mass of supermassive black holes at the hearts of active galaxies, and how those masses have evolved over the last 12 billion years. Yet another possibility would be searching for black holes in our own galaxy using microlensing, quantifying how much they could contribute to dark matter and searching for local counterparts to the systems detected by the gravitational wave detector LIGO.

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Publications

Featured Publications

  • Davis, Tamara M., Hui, Lam, Frieman, Joshua A., Haugbolle, Troels, Kessler, Richard, Sinclair, Benjamin, Sollerman, Jesper, Bassett, Bruce, Marriner, John, Mortsell, Edvard, Nichol, Robert C., Richmond, Michael W., Sako, Masao, Schneider, Donald P. and Smith, Mathew (2011) The effect of peculiar velocities on supernova cosmology. Astrophysical Journal, 741 1: 1-15. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/741/1/67

  • Watson, D., Denney, K. D., Vestergaard, M. and Davis, T. M. (2011) A new cosmological distance measure using active galactic nuclei. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 740 2: L49.1-L49.5. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/740/2/L49

  • Davis, T. M. (2010) Is the Universe leaking Energy?. Scientific American, 303 1: 38-47. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0710-38

  • Davis, T. M., Mörtsell, E., Sollerman, J., Becker, A. C., Blondin, S., Challis, P., Smith, R. C., Stubbs, C. W., Suntzeff, N. B., Foley, R. J., Matheson, T., Tonry, J. L., Aguilera, C., Challis, P., Clocchiatti, A., Filippenko, A. V., Foley, R. J., Garnavich, P. M., Jha, S., Krisciunas, K., Kirshner, R. P., Leibundgut, B., Li, W., Matheson, T., Miknaitis, G., Pignata, G., Rest, A., Riess, A. G., Schmidt, B. P., Smith, R. C., Spyromilio, J., Stubbs, C. W., Suntzeff, N. B., Tonry, J. L., Wood-Vasey, W. M. and Zenteno, A. (2007) Scrutinizing exotic cosmological models using ESSENCE Supernova data combined with other cosmological probes. Astrophysical journal, 666 2: 716-725. doi:10.1086/519988

  • Fynbo, Johan P. U., Watson, Darach, Thöne, Christina C., Sollerman, Jesper, Bloom, Joshua S., Davis, Tamara M., Hjorth, Jens, Jakobsson, Páll, Jørgensen, Uffe G., Graham, John F., Fruchter, Andrew S., Bersier, David, Kewley, Lisa, Cassan, Arnaud, Cerón, José María Castro, Foley, Suzanne, Gorosabel, Javier, Hinse, Tobias C., Horne, Keith D., Jensen, Brian L., Klose, Sylvio, Kocevski, Daniel, Marquette, Jean-Baptiste, Perley, Daniel, Ramirez-Ruiz, Enrico, Stritzinger, Maximilian D., Vreeswijk, Paul M., Wijers, Ralph A. M., Woller, Kristian G., Xu, Dong and Zub, Marta (2006) No supernovae associated with two long-duration gamma-ray bursts. Nature, 444 7122: 1047-1049. doi:10.1038/nature05375

  • Lineweaver, Charles H. and Davis, Tamara M. (2005) Misconceptions about the Big Bang. Scientific American, 292 3: 36-45.

  • Davies, P. C. W., Davis, T. M. and Lineweaver, C. H. (2002) Black holes constrain varying constants. Nature, 418 6898: 602-603. doi:10.1038/418602a

Journal Article

  • Zhang, Bonnie R., Childress, Michael J., Davis, Tamara M., Karpenka, Natallia V., Lidman, Chris, Schmidt, Brian P. and Smith, Mathew (2017) A blinded determination of H-0 from low-redshift Type Ia supernovae, calibrated by Cepheid variables. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 471 2: 2254-2285. doi:10.1093/mnras/stx1600

  • Mudd, Dale, Martini, Paul, Tie, Suk Sien, Lidman, Chris, McMahon, Richard, Banerji, Manda, Davis, Tamara, Peterson, Bradley, Sharp, Rob, Seymour, Nicholas, Childress, Michael, Lewis, Geraint, Tucker, Brad, Yuan, Fang, Abbot, Tim, Abdalla, Filipe, Allam, Sahar, Benoit-Levy, Aurelien, Bertin, Emmanuel, Brooks, David, Camero Rosell, A., Kind, Matias Carrasco, Carretero, Jorge, da Costa, Luiz N., Desai, Shantanu, Diehl, Thomas, Eifler, Tim, Finley, David, Flaugher, Brenna, Glazebrook, Karl, Gruen, Daniel, Gruendl, Robert, Gutierrez, Gaston, Hinton, Samuel, Honscheid, Klaus, James, David, Kuehn, Kyler, Kuropatkin, Nikolav, Macaulay, Edward, Maia, Marcio A. G., Miquel, Ramon, Ogando, Ricardo, Plazas, Andres, Riel, Kevin, Sanchez, Eusebio, Santiago, Basillio, Schubnell, Michael, Sevilla-Noarbe, Ignacio, Smith, Robert C., Soares-Santos, Marcelle, Sobreira, Flavia, Suchyta, Eric, Swanson, Molly, Tarle, Gregory, Thomas, Daniel, Uddin, Syed, Walker, Alistair and Zhang, Bonnie (2017) Discovery of a z=0.65 post-starburst BAL quasar in the DES supernova fields. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 468 3: 3682-3688. doi:10.1093/mnras/stx708

  • Macaulay, E., Davis, T. M., Scovacricchi, D., Bacon, D., Collett, T. and Nichol, R. C. (2017) The effects of velocities and lensing on moments of the Hubble diagram. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 467 1: 259-272. doi:10.1093/mnras/stw3339

  • Tie, S. S., Martini, P., Mudd, D., Ostrovski, F., Reed, S. L., Lidman, C., Kochanek, C., Davis, T. M., Sharp, R., Uddin, S., King, A., Wester, W., Tucker, B. E., Tucker, D. L., Buckley-Geer, E., Carollo, D., Childress, M., Glazebrook, K., Hinton, S. R., Lewis, G., Macaulay, E., O'Neill, C. R., Abbott, T. M. C., Abdalla, F. B., Annis, J., Benoit-Levy, A., Bertin, E., Brooks, D., Carnero Rosell, A., Carrasco Kind, M., Carretero, J., Cunha, C. E., Da Costa, L. N., Depoy, D. L., Desai, S., Doel, P., Eifler, T. F., Evrard, A. E., Finley, D. A., Flaugher, B., Fosalba, P., Frieman, J., Garcia-Bellido, J., Gaztanaga, E., Gerdes, D. W., Goldstein, D. A., Gruen, D., Gruendl, R. A., Gutierrez, G., Honscheid, K., James, D. J., Kuehn, K., Kuropatkin, N., Lima, M., Maia, M. A. G., Marshall, J. L., Menanteau, F., Miller, C. J., Miquel, R., Nichol, R. C., Nord, B., Ogando, R., Plazas, A. A., Romer, A. K., Sanchez, E., Santiago, B., Scarpine, V., Schubnell, M., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Smith, R. C., Soares-Santos, M., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, E., Swanson, M. E. C., Tarle, G., Thomas, D. and Walker, A. R. (2017) A study of quasar selection in the supernova fields of the dark energy survey. Astronomical Journal, 153 3: . doi:10.3847/1538-3881/aa5b8d

  • Hinton, Samuel R., Kazin, Eyal, Davis, Tamara M., Blake, Chris, Brough, Sarah, Colless, Matthew, Couch, Warrick J., Drinkwater, Michael J., Glazebrook, Karl, Jurek, Russell J., Parkinson, David, Pimbblet, Kevin A., Poole, Gregory B., Pracy, Michael and Woods, David (2017) Measuring the 2D baryon acoustic oscillation signal of galaxies in WiggleZ: cosmological constraints. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 464 4: 4807-4822. doi:10.1093/mnras/stw2725

  • Calcino, Josh and Davis, Tamara (2017) The need for accurate redshifts in supernova cosmology. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2017 1: . doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2017/01/038

  • Andersen, P., Davis, T. M. and Howlett, C. (2016) Cosmology with peculiar velocities: observational effects. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 463 4: 4083-4092. doi:10.1093/mnras/stw2252

  • Rozo, E., Rykoff, E. S., Abate, A., Bonnett, C., Crocce, M., Davis, C., Hoyle, B., Leistedt, B., Peiris, H. V., Wechsler, R. H., Abbott, T., Abdalla, F. B., Banerji, M., Bauer, A. H., Benoit-Levy, A., Bernstein, G. M., Bertin, E., Brooks, D., Buckley-Geer, E., Burke, D. L., Capozzi, D., Rosell, A. Carnero, Carollo, D., Kind, M. Carrasco, Carretero, J., Castander, F. J., Childress, M. J., Cunha, C. E., D'Andrea, C. B., Davis, T., Depoy, D. L., Desai, S., Diehl, H. T., Dietrich, J. P., Doel, P., Eifler, T. F., Evrard, A. E., Fausti Neto, A., Flaugher, B., Fosalba, P., Frieman, J., Gaztanaga, E., Gerdes, D. W., Glazebrook, K., Gruen, D., Gruendl, R. A., Honscheid, K., James, D. J., Jarvis, M., Kim, A. G., Kuehn, K., Kuropatkin, N., Lahav, O., Lidman, C., Lima, M., Maia, M. A. G., March, M., Martini, P., Melchior, P., Miller, C. J., Miquel, R., Mohr, J. J., Nichol, R. C., Nord, B., O'Neill, C. R., Ogando, R., Plazas, A. A., Romer, A. K., Roodman, A., Sako, M., Sanchez, E., Santiago, B., Schubnell, M., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Smith, R. C., Soares-Santos, M., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, E., Swanson, M. E. C., Thaler, J., Thomas, D., Uddin, S., Vikram, V., Walker, A. R., Wester, W., Zhang, Y. and da Costa, L. N. (2016) RedMaGiC: selecting luminous red galaxies from the DES Science Verification data. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 461 2: 1431-1450. doi:10.1093/mnras/stw1281

  • Abbott, T., Abdalla, F. B., Aleksic, J., Allam, S., Amara, A., Bacon, D., Balbinot, E., Banerji, M., Bechtol, K., Benoit-Levy, A., Bernstein, G. M., Bertin, E., Blazek, J., Bonnett, C., Bridle, S., Brooks, D., Brunner, R. J., Buckley-Geer, E., Burke, D. L., Caminha, G. B., Capozzi, D., Carlsen, J., Carnero-Rosell, A., Carollo, M., Carrasco-Kind, M., Carretero, J., Castander, F. J., Clerkin, L., Collett, T., Conselice, C., Crocce, M., Cunha, C. E., D'Andrea, C. B., da Costa, L. N., Davis, T. M., Desai, S., Diehl, H. T., Dietrich, J. P., Dodelson, S., Doel, P., Drlica-Wagner, A., Estrada, J., Etherington, J., Evrard, A. E., Fabbri, J., Finley, D. A., Flaugher, B., Foley, R. J., Fosalba, P., Frieman, J., Garcia-Bellido, J., Gaztanaga, E., Gerdes, D. W., Giannantonio, T., Goldstein, D. A., Gruen, D., Gruendl, R. A., Guarnieri, P., Gutierrez, G., Hartley, W., Honscheid, K., Jain, B., James, D. J., Jeltema, T., Jouvel, S., Kessler, R., King, A., Kirk, D., Kron, R., Kuehn, K., Kuropatkin, N., Lahav, O., Li, T. S., Lima, M., Lin, H., Maia, M. A. G., Makler, M., Manera, M., Maraston, C., Marshall, J. L., Martini, P., McMahon, R. G., Melchior, P., Merson, A., Miller, C. J., Miquel, R., Mohr, J. J., Morice-Atkinson, X., Naidoo, K., Neilsen, E., Nichol, R. C., Nord, B., Ogando, R., Ostrovski, F., Palmese, A., Papadopoulos, A., Peiris, H. V., Peoples, J., Percival, W. J., Plazas, A. A., Reed, S. L., Refregier, A., Romer, A. K., Roodman, A., Ross, A., Rozo, E., Rykoff, E. S., Sadeh, I., Sako, M., Sanchez, C., Sanchez, E., Santiago, B., Scarpine, V., Schubnell, M., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Sheldon, E., Smith, M., Smith, R. C., Soares-Santos, M., Sobreira, F., Soumagnac, M., Suchyta, E., Sullivan, M., Swanson, M., Tarle, G., Thaler, J., Thomas, D., Thomas, R. C., Tucker, D., Vieira, J. D., Vikram, V., Walker, A. R., Wechsler, R. H., Weller, J., Wester, W., Whiteway, L., Wilcox, H., Yanny, B., Zhang, Y. and Zuntz, J. (2016) The Dark Energy Survey: more than dark energy - an overview. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 460 2: 1270-1299. doi:10.1093/mnras/stw641

  • Bonnett, C., Troxel, M. A., Hartley, W., Amara, A., Leistedt, B., Becker, M. R., Bernstein, G. M., Bridle, S. L., Bruderer, C., Busha, M. T., Kind, M. Carrasco, Childress, M. J., Castander, F. J., Chang, C., Crocce, M., Davis, T. M., Eifler, T. F., Frieman, J., Gangkofner, C., Gaztanaga, E., Glazebrook, K., Gruen, D., Kacprzak, T., King, A., Kwan, J., Lahav, O., Lewis, G., Lidman, C., Lin, H., MacCrann, N., Miquel, R., O'Neill, C. R., Palmese, A., Peiris, H. V., Refregier, A., Rozo, E., Rykoff, E. S., Sadeh, I., Sanchez, C., Sheldon, E., Uddin, S., Wechsler, R. H., Zuntz, J., Abbott, T., Abdalla, F. B., Allam, S., Armstrong, R., Banerji, M., Bauer, A. H., Benoit-Levy, A., Bertin, E., Brooks, D., Buckley-Geer, E., Burke, D. L., Capozzi, D., Carnero Rosell, A., Carretero, J., Cunha, C. E., D'Andrea, C. B., da Costa, L. N., DePoy, D. L., Desai, S., Diehl, H. T., Dietrich, J. P., Doel, P., Fausti Neto, A., Fernandez, E., Flaugher, B., Fosalba, P., Gerdes, D. W., Gruendl, R. A., Honscheid, K., Jain, B., James, D. J., Jarvis, M., Kim, A. G., Kuehn, K., Kuropatkin, N., Li, T. S., Lima, M., Maia, M. A. G., March, M., Marshall, J. L., Martini, P., Melchior, P., Miller, C. J., Neilsen, E., Nichol, R. C., Nord, B., Ogando, R., Plazas, A. A., Reil, K., Romer, A. K., Roodman, A., Sako, M., Sanchez, E., Santiago, B., Smith, R. C., Soares-Santos, M., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, E., Swanson, M. E. C., Tarle, G., Thaler, J., Thomas, D., Vikram, V. and Walker, A. R. (2016) Redshift distributions of galaxies in the Dark Energy Survey Science Verification shear catalogue and implications for weak lensing. Physical Review D, 94 4: . doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.042005

  • Pracy, Michael B., Ching, John H. Y., Sadler, Elaine M., Croom, Scott M., Baldry, I. K., Bland-Hawthorn, Joss, Brough, S., Brown, M. J. I., Couch, Warrick J., Davis, Tamara M., Drinkwater, Michael J., Hopkins, A. M., Jarvis, M. J., Jelliffe, Ben, Jurek, Russell J., Loveday, J., Pimbblet, K. A., Prescott, M., Wisnioski, Emily and Woods, David (2016) GAMA/WiggleZ: the 1.4 GHz radio luminosity functions of high- and low-excitation radio galaxies and their redshift evolution to z = 0.75. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 460 1: 2-17. doi:10.1093/mnras/stw910

  • Narayan, G., Rest, A., Tucker, B. E., Foley, R. J., Wood-Vasey, W. M., Challis, P., Stubbs, C., Kirshner, R. P., Aguilera, C., Becker, A. C., Blondin, S., Clocchiatti, A., Covarrubias, R., Damke, G., Davis, T. M., Filippenko, A. V., Ganeshalingam, M., Garg, A., Garnavich, P. M., Hicken, M., Jha, S. W., Krisciunas, K., Leibundgut, B., Li, W., Matheson, T., Miknaitis, G., Pignata, G., Prieto, J. L., Riess, A. G., Schmidt, B. P., Silverman, J. M., Smith, R. C., Sollerman, J., Spyromilio, J., Suntzeff, N. B., Tonry, J. L. and Zenteno, A. (2016) Light curves of 213 type Ia supernovae from the Essence survey. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 224 1: . doi:10.3847/0067-0049/224/1/3

  • Rykoff, E. S., Rozo, E., Hollowood, D., Bermeo-Hernandez, A., Jeltema, T., Mayers, J., Romer, A. K., Rooney, P., Saro, A., Cervantes, C. Vergara, Wechsler, R. H., Wilcox, H., Abbott, T. M. C., Abdalla, F. B., Allam, S., Annis, J., Benoit-Levy, A., Bernstein, G. M., Bertin, E., Brooks, D., Burke, D. L., Capozzi, D., Carnero Rosell, A., Kind, M. Carrasco, Castander, F. J., Childress, M., Collins, C. A., Cunha, C. E., D'Andrea, C. B., da Costa, L. N., Davis, T. M., Desai, S., Diehl, H. T., Dietrich, J. P., Doel, P., Evrard, A. E., Finley, D. A., Flaugher, B., Fosalba, P., Frieman, J., Glazebrook, K., Goldstein, D. A., Gruen, D., Gruendl, R. A., Gutierrez, G., Hilton, M., Honscheid, K., Hoyle, B., James, D. J., Kay, S. T., Kuehn, K., Kuropatkin, N., Lahav, O., Lewis, G. F., Lidman, C., Lima, M., Maia, M. A. G., Mann, R. G., Marshall, J. L., Martini, P., Melchior, P., Miller, C. J., Miquel, R., Mohr, J. J., Nichol, R. C., Nord, B., Ogando, R., Plazas, A. A., Reil, K., Sahlen, M., Sanchez, E., Santiago, B., Scarpine, V., Schubnell, M., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Smith, R. C., Soares-Santos, M., Sobreira, F., Stott, J. P., Suchyta, E., Swanson, M. E. C., Tarle, G., Thomas, D., Tucker, D., Uddin, S., Viana, P. T. P., Vikram, V., Walker, A. R. and Zhang, Y. (2016) The Redmapper galaxy cluster catalog from DES science verification data. Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 224 1: . doi:10.3847/0067-0049/224/1/1

  • Hinton, S. R., Davis, Tamara M., Lidman, C., Glazebrook, K. and Lewis, G. F. (2016) Marz: manual and automatic redshifting software. Astronomy and Computing, 15 61-71. doi:10.1016/j.ascom.2016.03.001

  • Smith, M., Sullivan, M., D'Andrea, C. B., Castander, F. J., Casas, R., Prajs, S., Papadopoulos, A., Nichol, R. C., Karpenka, N. V., Bernard, S. R., Brown, P., Cartier, R., Cooke, J., Curtin, C., Davis, T. M., Finley, D. A., Foley, R. J., Gal-Yam, A., Goldstein, D. A., Gonzalez-Gaitan, S., Gupta, R. R., Howell, D. A., Inserra, C., Kessler, R., Lidman, C., Marriner, J., Nugent, P., Pritchard, T. A., Sako, M., Smartt, S., Smith, R. C., Spinka, H., Thomas, R. C., Wolf, R. C., Zenteno, A., Abbott, T. M. C., Benoit-Levy, A., Bertin, E., Brooks, D., Buckley-Geer, E., Rosell, A. C., Kind, M. C., Carretero, J., Crocce, M., Cunha, C. E., Da Costa, L. N., Desai, S., Diehl, H. T., Doel, P., Estrada, J., Evrard, A. E., Flaugher, B., Fosalba, P., Frieman, J., Gerdes, D. W., Gruen, D., Gruendl, R. A., James, D. J., Kuehn, K., Kuropatkin, N., Lahav, O., Li, T. S., Marshall, J. L., Martini, P., Miller, C. J., Miquel, R., Nord, B., Ogando, R., Plazas, A. A., Reil, K., Romer, A. K., Roodman, A., Rykoff, E. S., Sanchez, E., Scarpine, V., Schubnell, M., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Soares-Santos, M., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, E., Swanson, M. E. C., Tarle, G., Walker, A. R. and Wester, W. (2016) DES14X3taz: A type I superlumious supernova showing a luminous, rapidly cooling initial pre-peak bump. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 818 1: . doi:10.3847/2041-8205/818/1/L8

  • Scrimgeour, Morag I., Davis, Tamara M., Blake, Chris, Staveley-Smith, Lister, Magoulas, Christina, Springob, Christopher M., Beutler, Florian, Colless, Matthew, Johnson, Andrew, Jones, D. Heath, Koda, Jun, Lucey, John R., Ma, Yin-Zhe, Mould, Jeremy and Poole, Gregory B. (2016) The 6dF Galaxy Survey: bulk flows on 50-70 h(-1) Mpc scales. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 455 1: 386-401. doi:10.1093/mnras/stv2146

  • Yuan, Fang, Lidman, C., Davis, T. M., Childress, M., Abdalla, F. B., Banerji, M., Buckley-Geer, E., Carnero Rosell, A., Carollo, D., Castander, F. J., D'Andrea, C. B., Diehl, H. T., Cunha, C. E., Foley, R. J., Frieman, J., Glazebrook, K., Gschwend, J., Hinton, S., Jouvel, S., Kessler, R., Kim, A. G., King, A. L., Kuehn, K., Kuhlmann, S., Lewis, G. F., Lin, H., Martini, P., McMahon, R. G., Mould, J., Nichol, R. C., Norris, R. P., O'Neill, C. R., Ostrovski, F., Papadopoulos, A., Parkinson, D., Reed, S., Romer, A. K., Rooney, P. J., Rozo, E., Rykoff, E. S., Sako, M., Scalzo, R., Schmidt, B. P., Scolnic, D., Seymour, N., Sharp, R., Sobreira, F., Sullivan, M., Thomas, R. C., Tucker, D., Uddin, S. A., Wechsler, R. H., Wester, W., Wilcox, H., Zhang, B., Abbott, T., Allam, S., Bauer, A. H., Benoit-Levy, A., Bertin, E., Brooks, D., Burke, D. L., Kind, M. Carrasco, Covarrubias, R., Crocce, M., da Costa, L. N., DePoy, D. L., Desai, S., Doel, P., Eifler, T. F., Evrard, A. E., Fausti Neto, A., Flaugher, B., Fosalba, P., Gaztanaga, E., Gerdes, D., Gruen, D., Gruendl, R. A., Honscheid, K., James, D., Kuropatkin, N., Lahav, O., Li, T. S., Maia, M. A. G., Makler, M., Marshall, J., Miller, C. J., Miquel, R., Ogando, R., Plazas, A. A., Roodman, A., Sanchez, E., Scarpine, V., Schubnell, M., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Smith, R. C., Soares-Santos, M., Suchyta, E., Swanson, M. E. C., Tarle, G., Thaler, J. and Walker, A. R. (2015) OzDES multifibre spectroscopy for the Dark Energy Survey: first-year operation and results. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 452 3: 3047-3063. doi:10.1093/mnras/stv1507

  • King, Anthea L., Martini, Paul, Davis, Tamara M., Denney, K. D., Kochanek, C. S., Peterson, Bradley M., Skielboe, Andreas, Vestergaard, Marianne, Huff, Eric, Watson, Darach, Banerji, Manda, McMahon, Richard, Sharp, Rob and Lidman, C. (2015) Simulations of the OzDES AGN reverberation mapping project. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 453 2: 1701-1726. doi:10.1093/mnras/stv1718

  • Dossett, Jason N., Ishak, Mustapha, Parkinson, David and Davis, Tamara M. (2015) Constraints and tensions in testing general relativity from Planck and CFHTLenS data including intrinsic alignment systematics. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 92 2: 023003-1-023003-12. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.92.023003

  • Wojtak, Radoslaw, Davis, Tamara M. and Wiis, Jophiel (2015) Local gravitational redshifts can bias cosmological measurements. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2015 7: 1-17. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2015/07/025

  • Banerji, Manda, Jouvel, S., Lin, H., McMahon, R. G., Lahav, O., Castander, F. J., Abdalla, F. B., Bertin, E., Bosman, S. E., Carnero, A., Kind, M. Carrasco, da Costa, L. N., Gerdes, D., Gschwend, J., Lima, M., Maia, M. A. G., Merson, A., Miller, C., Ogando, R., Pellegrini, P., Reed, S., Saglia, R., Sanchez, C., Allam, S., Annis, J., Bernstein, G., Bernstein, J., Bernstein, R., Capozzi, D. D., Childress, M., Cunha, Carlos E., Davis, T. M., DePoy, D. D. L., Desai, S., Diehl, H. T., Doel, P., Findlay, J., Finley, D. A., Flaugher, B., Frieman, J., Gaztanaga, E., Glazebrook, K., Gonzalez-Fernandez, C., Gonzalez-Solares, E., Honscheid, K., Irwin, M. J., Jarvis, M. J., Kim, A., Koposov, S., Kuehn, K., Kupcu-Yoldas, A., Lagattuta, D., Lewis, J. R., Lidman, C., Makler, M., Marriner, J., Marshall, Jennifer L., Miquel, R., Mohr, Joseph J., Neilsen, E., Peoples, J., Sako, M., Sanchez, E., Scarpine, V., Schindler, R., Schubnell, M., Sevilla, I., Sharp, R., Soares-Santos, M., Swanson, M. E. C., Tarle, G., Thaler, J., Tucker, D., Uddin, S. A., Wechsler, R., Wester, W., Yuan, F. and Zuntz, J. (2015) Combining Dark Energy Survey Science Verification data with near-infrared data from the ESO VISTA Hemisphere Survey. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 446 3: 2523-2539. doi:10.1093/mnras/stu2261

  • Raccanelli, Alvise, Dore, Olivier, Bacon, David J., Maartens, Roy, Santos, Mario G., Camera, Stefano, Davis, Tamara M., Drinkwater, Michael J., Jarvis, Matt, Norris, Ray and Parkinson, David (2015) Probing primordial non-Gaussianity via iSW measurements with SKA continuum surveys. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2015 1: 1-16. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2015/01/042

  • Sanchez, C., Kind, M. Carrasco, Lin, H., Miquel, R., Abdalla, F. B., Amara, A., Banerji, M., Bonnett, C., Brunner, R., Capozzi, D., Carnero, A., Castander, F. J., da Costa, L. A. N., Cunha, C., Fausti, A., Gerdes, D., Greisel, N., Gschwend, J., Hartley, W., Jouvel, S., Lahav, O., Lima, M., Maia, M. A. G., Marti, P., Ogando, R. L. C., Ostrovski, F., Pellegrini, P., Rau, M. M., Sadeh, I., Seitz, S., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Sypniewski, A., de Vicente, J., Abbot, T., Allam, S. S., Atlee, D., Bernstein, G., Bernstein, J. P., Buckley-Geer, E., Burke, D., Childress, M. J., Davis, T., DePoy, D. L., Dey, A., Desai, S., Diehl, H. T., Doel, P., Estrada, J., Evrard, A., Fernandez, E., Finley, D., Flaugher, B., Frieman, J., Gaztanaga, E., Glazebrook, K., Honscheid, K., Kim, A., Kuehn, K., Kuropatkin, N., Lidman, C., Makler, M., Marshall, J. L., Nichol, R. C., Roodman, A., Sanchez, E., Santiago, B. X., Sako, M., Scalzo, R., Smith, R. C., Swanson, M. E. C., Tarle, G., Thomas, D., Tucker, D. L., Uddin, S. A., Valdes, F., Walker, A., Yuan, F. and Zuntz, J. (2014) Photometric redshift analysis in the Dark Energy Survey Science Verification data. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 445 2: 1482-1506. doi:10.1093/mnras/stu1836

  • Johnson, Andrew, Blake, Chris, Koda, Jun, Ma, Yin-Zhe, Colless, Matthew, Crocce, Martin, Davis, Tamara M., Jones, Heath, Magoulas, Christina, Lucey, John R., Mould, Jeremy, Scrimgeour, Morag I. and Springob, Christopher M. (2014) The 6dF Galaxy Survey: cosmological constraints from the velocity power spectrum. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 444 4: 3926-3947. doi:10.1093/mnras/stu1615

  • Koda, Jun, Blake, Chris, Davis, Tamara, Magoulas, Christina, Springob, Christopher M., Scrimgeour, Morag, Johnson, Andrew, Poole, Gregory B. and Staveley-Smith, Lister (2014) Are peculiar velocity surveys competitive as a cosmological probe?. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 445 4: 4267-4286. doi:10.1093/mnras/stu1610

  • Kazin, Eyal A., Koda, Jun, Blake, Chris, Padmanabhan, Nikhil, Brough, Sarah, Colless, Matthew, Contreras, Carlos, Couch, Warrick, Croom, Scott, Croton, Darren J., Davis, Tamara M., Drinkwater, Michael J., Forster, Karl, Gilbank, David, Gladders, Mike, Glazebrook, Karl, Jelliffe, Ben, Jurek, Russell J., Li, I-hui, Madore, Barry, Martin, D. Christopher, Pimbblet, Kevin, Poole, Gregory B., Pracy, Michael, Sharp, Rob, Wisnioski, Emily, Woods, David, Wyder, Ted K. and Yee, H. K. C. (2014) The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: improved distance measurements to z = 1 with reconstruction of the baryonic acoustic feature. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 441 4: 3524-3542. doi:10.1093/mnras/stu778

  • Davis, Tamara (2014) Sounding out our cosmic ripples. Physics World, 27 7: 24-28.

  • Riemer-Sorensen, Signe, Parkinson, David and Davis, Tamara M. (2014) Combining Planck data with large scale structure information gives a strong neutrino mass constraint. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 89 10: . doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.89.103505

  • Davis, Tamara M. (2014) Cosmological constraints on dark energy. General Relativity and Gravitation, 46 6: 1731.1-1731.26. doi:10.1007/s10714-014-1731-1

  • Davis, Tamara M. and Scrimgeour, Morag I. (2014) Deriving accurate peculiar velocities (even at high redshift). Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 442 2: 1117-1122. doi:10.1093/mnras/stu920

  • King, Anthea L., Davis, Tamara M., Denney, K. D., Vestergaard, M. and Watson, D. (2014) High-redshift standard candles: Predicted cosmological constraints. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 441 4: 3454-3476. doi:10.1093/mnras/stu793

  • Jurek, Russell J., Drinkwater, Michael J., Pimbblet, Kevin, Glazebrook, Karl, Blake, Chris, Brough, Sarah, Colless, Matthew, Contreras, Carlos, Couch, Warrick, Croom, Scott, Croton, Darren, Davis, Tamara M., Forster, Karl, Gilbank, David, Gladders, Mike, Jelliffe, Ben, Li, I-hui, Madore, Barry, Martin, D. Christopher, Poole, Gregory B., Pracy, Michael, Sharp, Rob, Wisnioski, Emily, Woods, David, Wyder, Ted K. and Yee, H. K. C. (2013) The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: star formation in UV-luminous galaxies from their luminosity functions. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 434 1: 257-281. doi:10.1093/mnras/stt1015

  • Marín, Felipe A., Blake, Chris, Poole, Gregory B., McBride, Cameron K., Brough, Sarah, Colless, Matthew, Contreras, Carlos, Couch, Warrick, Croton, Darren J., Croom, Scott, Davis, Tamara, Drinkwater, Michael J., Forster, Karl, Gilbank, David, Gladders, Mike, Glazebrook, Karl, Jelliffe, Ben, Jurek, Russell J., Li, I-hui, Madore, Barry, Martin, D. Christopher, Pimbblet, Kevin, Pracy, Michael, Sharp, Rob, Wisnioski, Emily, Woods, David, Wyder, Ted K. and Yee, H. K. C. (2013) The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: constraining galaxy bias and cosmic growth with three-point correlation functions. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 432 4: 2654-2668. doi:10.1093/mnras/stt520

  • Davis, Tamara M. (2013) Hydrogen wisps reveal dark energy. Nature, 498 7453: 179-180. doi:10.1038/498179a

  • Banerji, Manda, Glazebrook, Karl, Blake, Chris, Brough, Sarah, Colless, Matthew, Contreras, Carlos, Couch, Warrick, Croton, Darren J., Croom, Scott, Davis, Tamara M., Drinkwater, Michael J., Forster, Karl, Gilbank, David, Gladders, Mike, Jelliffe, Ben, Jurek, Russell J., Li, I-hui, Madore, Barry, Martin, D. Christopher, Pimbblet, Kevin, Poole, Gregory B., Pracy, Michael, Sharp, Rob, Wisnioski, Emily, Woods, David, Wyder, Ted K. and Yee, H. K. C. (2013) The stellar masses of similar to 40 000 UV selected Galaxies from the WiggleZ survey at 0.3 < z < 1.0: analogues of lyman break galaxies?. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 431 3: 2209-2229. doi:10.1093/mnras/stt320

  • Contreras, Carlos, Blake, Chris, Poole, Gregory B., Marin, Felipe, Brough, Sarah, Colless, Matthew, Couch, Warrick, Croom, Scott, Croton, Darren, Davis, Tamara M., Drinkwater, Michael J., Forster, Karl, Gilbank, David, Gladders, Mike, Glazebrook, Karl, Jelliffe, Ben, Jurek, Russell J., Li, I-hui, Madore, Barry, Martin, D. Christopher, Pimbblet, Kevin, Pracy, Michael, Sharp, Rob, Wisnioski, Emily, Woods, David, Wyder, Ted K. and Yee, H. K. C. (2013) The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: measuring the cosmic growth rate with the two-point galaxy correlation function. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 430 2: 924-933. doi:10.1093/mnras/sts608

  • Poole, Gregory B., Blake, Chris, Parkinson, David, Brough, Sarah, Colless, Matthew, Contreras, Carlos, Couch, Warrick, Croton, Darren J., Croom, Scott, Davis, Tamara, Drinkwater, Michael J., Forster, Karl, Gilbank, David, Gladders, Mike, Glazebrook, Karl, Jelliffe, Ben, Jurek, Russell J., Li, I-hui, Madore, Barry, Martin, D. Christopher, Pimbblet, Kevin, Pracy, Michael, Sharp, Rob, Wisnioski, Emily, Woods, David, Wyder, Ted K. and Yee, H. K. C. (2013) The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: probing the epoch of radiation domination using large-scale structure. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 429 3: 1902-1912. doi:10.1093/mnras/sts431

  • Riemer-Sørensen, S., Parkinson, D. and Davis, T. M. (2013) What is half a neutrino? Reviewing cosmological constraints on neutrinos and dark radiation. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 30 1: e029.1-e029.11. doi:10.1017/pas.2013.005

  • Riemer-Sorensen, Signe, Parkinson, David, Davis, Tamara M. and Blake, Chris (2013) Simultaneous constraints on the number and mass of relativistic species. Astrophysical Journal, 763 2: 89.1-89.6. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/763/2/89

  • Parkinson, David, Riemer-Sorensen, Signe, Blake, Chris, Poole, Gregory B., Davis, Tamara M., Brough, Sarah, Colless, Matthew, Contreras, Carlos, Couch, Warrick, Croom, Scott, Croton, Darren, Drinkwater, Michael J., Forster, Karl, Gilbank, David, Gladders, Mike, Glazebrook, Karl, Jelliffe, Ben, Jurek, Russell J., Li, I-Hui, Madore, Barry, Martin, D. Christopher, Pimbblet, Kevin, Pracy, Michael, Sharp, Rob, Wisnioski, Emily, Woods, David, Wyder, Ted K. and Yee, H. K. C. (2012) The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: final data release and cosmological results. Physical Review D, 86 10: 103518.1-103518.22. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.86.103518

  • Blake, Chris, Brough, Sarah, Colless, Matthew, Contreras, Carlos, Couch, Warrick, Croom, Scott, Croton, Darren, Davis, Tamara M., Drinkwater, Michael J., Forster, Karl, Gilbank, David, Gladders, Mike, Glazebrook, Karl, Jelliffe, Ben, Jurek, Russell J., Li, I-hui, Madore, Barry, Martin, D. Christopher, Pimbblet, Kevin, Poole, Gregory B., Pracy, Michael, Sharp, Rob, Wisnioski, Emily, Woods, David, Wyder, Ted K. and Yee, H. K. C. (2012) The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: joint measurements of the expansion and growth history at z < 1. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 425 1: 405-414. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21473.x

  • Scrimgeour, Morag I., Davis, Tamara, Blake, Chris, James, J. Berian, Poole, Gregory B., Staveley-Smith, Lister, Brough, Sarah, Colless, Matthew, Contreras, Carlos, Couch, Warrick, Croom, Scott, Croton, Darren, Drinkwater, Michael J., Forster, Karl, Gilbank, David, Gladders, Mike, Glazebrook, Karl, Jelliffe, Ben, Jurek, Russell J., Li, I-hui, Madore, Barry, Martin, D. Christopher, Pimbblet, Kevin, Pracy, Michael, Sharp, Rob, Wisnioski, Emily, Woods, David, Wyder, Ted K. and Yee, H. K. C. (2012) The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: the transition to large-scale cosmic homogeneity. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 425 1: 116-134. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21402.x

  • Riemer-Sorensen, Signe, Blake, Chris, Parkinson, David, Davis, Tamara M., Brough, Sarah, Colless, Matthew, Contreras, Carlos, Couch, Warrick, Croom, Scott, Croton, Darren, Drinkwater, Michael J., Forster, Karl, Gilbank, David, Gladders, Mike, Glazebrook, Karl, Jelliffe, Ben, Jurek, Russell J., Li, I-hui, Madore, Barry, Martin, D. Christopher, Pimbblet, Kevin, Poole, Gregory B., Pracy, Michael, Sharp, Rob, Wisnioski, Emily, Woods, David, Wyder, Ted K. and Yee, H. K. C. (2012) WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: Cosmological neutrino mass constraint from blue high-redshift galaxies. Physical Review D, 85 8: 081101.1-081101.7. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.85.081101

  • Li, I. H., Yee, H. K. C., Blake, Chris, Brough, Sarah, Colless, Matthew, Contreras, Carlos, Couch, Warrick J., Croom, Scott M., Davis, Tamara, Drinkwater, Michael J., Forster, Karl, Gilbank, David G., Gladders, M. G., Hsieh, Bau-Ching, Jelliffe, Ben, Jurek, Russell J., Glazebrook, Karl, Madore, Barry, Martin, D. Christopher, Pimbblet, Kevin, Poole, Gregory B., Pracy, Michael, Sharp, Rob, Wisnioski, Emily, Woods, David and Wyder, Ted (2012) The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: galaxy evolution at 0.25 ≤ z ≤ 0.75 using the second red-sequence cluster survey. Astrophysical Journal, 747 2: 1-21. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/747/2/91

  • Blake, Chris, Kazin, Eyal A., Beutler, Florian, Davis, Tamara M., Parkinson, David, Brough, Sarah, Colless, Matthew, Contreras, Carlos, Couch, Warwick, Croom, Scott, Croton, Darren, Drinkwater, Michael J., Forster, Karl, Gilbank, David, Gladders, Mike, Glazebrook, Karl, Jelliffe, Ben, Jurek, Russell J., Li, I-hui, Madore, Barry, Martin, D. Christopher, Pimbblet, Kevin, Poole, Gregory B., Pracy, Michael, Sharp, Rob, Wisnioski, Emily, Woods, David, Wyder, Ted K. and Yee, H. K. C. (2011) The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: Mapping the distance-redshift relation with baryon acoustic oscillations. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 418 3: 1707-1724. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19592.x

  • Blake, Chris, Glazebrook, Karl, Davis, Tamara M., Brough, Sarah, Colless, Matthew, Contreras, Carlos, Couch, Warrick, Croom, Scott, Drinkwater, Michael J., Forster, Karl, Gilbank, David, Gladders, Mike, Jelliffe, Ben, Jurek, Russell J., Li, I-hui, Madore, Barry, Martin, D. Christopher, Pimbblet, Kevin, Poole, Gregory B., Pracy, Michael, Sharp, Rob, Wisnioski, Emily, Woods, David, Wyder, Ted K. and Yee, H. K. C. (2011) The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: Measuring the cosmic expansion history using the Alcock-Paczynski test and distant supernovae. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 418 3: 1725-1735. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19606.x

  • Wisnioski, Emily, Glazebrook, Karl, Blake, Chris, Wyder, Ted, Martin, Chris, Poole, Gregory B., Sharp, Rob, Couch, Warrick, Kacprzak, Glenn G., Brough, Sarah, Colless, Matthew, Contreras, Carlos, Croom, Scott, Croton, Darren, Davis, Tamara, Drinkwater, Michael J., Forster, Karl, Gilbank, David G., Gladders, Michael, Jelliffe, Ben, Jurek, Russell J., Li, I-hui, Madore, Barry, Pimbblet, Kevin, Pracy, Michael, Woods, David and Yee, H. K. C. (2011) The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: High-resolution kinematics of luminous star-forming galaxies. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 417 4: 2601-2623. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19429.x

  • Davis, Tamara M., Hui, Lam, Frieman, Joshua A., Haugbolle, Troels, Kessler, Richard, Sinclair, Benjamin, Sollerman, Jesper, Bassett, Bruce, Marriner, John, Mortsell, Edvard, Nichol, Robert C., Richmond, Michael W., Sako, Masao, Schneider, Donald P. and Smith, Mathew (2011) The effect of peculiar velocities on supernova cosmology. Astrophysical Journal, 741 1: 1-15. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/741/1/67

  • Watson, D., Denney, K. D., Vestergaard, M. and Davis, T. M. (2011) A new cosmological distance measure using active galactic nuclei. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 740 2: L49.1-L49.5. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/740/2/L49

  • Blake, Chris, Brough, Sarah, Colless, Matthew, Contreras, Carlos, Couch, Warrick, Croom, Scott, Davis, Tamara, Drinkwater, Michael J., Forster, Karl, Gilbank, David, Gladders, Mike, Glazebrook, Karl, Jelliffe, Ben, Jurek, Russell J., Li, I-hui, Madore, Barry, Martin, D. Christopher, Pimbblet, Kevin, Poole, Gregory B., Pracy, Michael, Sharp, Rob, Wisnioski, Emily, Woods, David, Wyder, Ted K. and Yee, H. K. C. (2011) The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: The growth rate of cosmic structure since redshift z=0.9. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 415 3: 2876-2891. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.18903.x

  • Blake, Chris, Davis, Tamara, Poole, Gregory B., Parkinson, David, Brough, Sarah, Colless, Matthew, Contreras, Carlos, Couch, Warrick, Croom, Scott, Drinkwater, Michael J., Forster, Karl, Gilbank, David, Gladders, Mike, Glazebrook, Karl, Jelliffe, Ben, Jurek, Russell J., Li, I-hui, Madore, Barry, Martin, D. Christopher, Pimbblet, Kevin, Pracy, Michael, Sharp, Rob, Wisnioski, Emily, Woods, David, Wyder, Ted K. and Yee, H. K. C. (2011) The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: testing the cosmological model with baryon acoustic oscillations at z=0.6. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 415 3: 2892-2909. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19077.x

  • Nesseris, Savvas, Blake, Chris, Davis, Tamara and Parkinson, David (2011) The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: Constraining the evolution of Newton's constant using the growth rate of structure. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2011 7: 1-22. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2011/07/037

  • Ostman, L., Nordin, J., Goobar, A., Amanullah, R., Smith, M., Sollerman, J., Stanishev, V., Stritzinger, M. D., Bassett, B. A., Davis, T. M., Edmondson, E., Frieman, J. A., Garnavich, P. M., Lampeitl, H., Leloudas, G., Marriner, J., Nichol, R. C., Romer, K., Sako, M, Schneider, D. P. and Zheng, C. (2011) NTT and NOT spectroscopy of SDSS-II supernovae. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 526 4: 1-28. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201015704

  • Cormier, Diane and Davis, Tamara M. (2011) The study of Type Ia supernovae spectral diversity using principal component analysis. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 410 4: 2137-2148. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.17590.x

  • Mandelbaum, R, Blake, C, Bridle, S, Abdalla, FB, Brough, S, Colless, M, Couch, W, Croom, S, Davis, T, Drinkwater, MJ, Forster, K, Glazebrook, K, Jelliffe, B, Jurek, RJ, Li, IH, Madore, B, Martin, C, Pimbblet, K, Poole, GB, Pracy, M, Sharp, R, Wisnioski, E, Woods, D and Wyder, T (2011) The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: Direct constraints on blue galaxy intrinsic alignments at intermediate redshifts. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 410 2: 844-859. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.17485.x

  • Davis, Tamara and Griffen, Brendan (2010) Cosmological constant. Scholarpedia, 5 9: 4473 online. doi:10.4249/scholarpedia.4473

  • Sinclair, Benjamin, Davis, Tamara M. and Haugbølle, Troels (2010) Residual Hubble-bubble effects on supernova cosmology. Astrophysical Journal, 718 2: 1445-1455. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/718/2/1445

  • Blake, Chris, Brough, Sarah, Colless, Matthew, Couch, Warrick, Croom, Scott, Davis, Tamara, Drinkwater, Michael J., Forster, Karl, Glazebrook, Karl, Jelliffe, Ben, Jurek, Russell J., Li, I-Hui, Madore, Barry, Martin, Chris, Pimbblet, Kevin, Poole, Gregory B., Pracy, Michael, Sharp, Rob, Wisnioski, Emily, Woods, David and Wyder, Ted (2010) The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: The selection function and z=0.6 galaxy power spectrum. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 406 2: 803-821. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.16747.x

  • Drinkwater, Michael J., Jurek, Russell J., Blake, Chris, Woods, David, Pimbblet, Kevin A., Glazebrook, Karl, Sharp, Rob, Pracy, Michael B., Brough, Sarah, Colless, Matthew, Couch, Warwick J., Croom, Scott M., Davis, Tamara M., Forbes, Duncan, Forster, Karl, Gilbank, David G., Gladders, Michael, Jelliffe, Ben, Jones, Nick, Li, I-Hui, Madore, Barry, Martin, D. Christopher, Poole, Gregory B., Small, Todd, Wisnioski, Emily, Wyder, Ted and Yee, H. K. C. (2010) The wiggleZ dark energy survey: Survey design and first data release. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 401 3: 1429-1452. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.15754.x

  • Davis, T. M. (2010) Is the Universe leaking Energy?. Scientific American, 303 1: 38-47. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0710-38

  • Lampeitl, H., Nichol, R. C., Seo, H. J., Giannantonio, T., Shapiro, C., Bassett, B., Percival, W. J., Davis, T. M., Dilday, B., Frieman, J., Garnavich, P., Sako, M., Smith, M., Sollerman, J., Becker, A. C., Cinabro, D., Filippenko, A. V., Foley, R. J., Hogan, C. J., Holtzman, J. A., Jha, S. W., Konishi, K, Marriner, J., Richmond, M. W., Riess, A. G., Schneider, D. P., Stritzinger, M., van der Heyden, K. J., VanderPlas, J. T., Wheeler, J. C. and Zheng, C. (2010) First-year sloan digital sky survey-II supernova results: Consistency and constraints with other intermediate-redshift data sets. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 401 4: 2331-2342. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.15851.x

  • Kessler, Richard, Becker, Andrew C., Cinabro, David, Vanderplas, Jake, Frieman, Joshua A., Marriner, John, Davis, Tamara M., Dilday, Benjamin, Holtzman, Jon, Jha, Saurabh W., Lampeitl, Hubert, Sako, Masao, Smith, Mathew, Zheng, Chen, Nichol, Robert C., Bassett, Bruce, Bender, Ralf, Depoy, Darren L., Doi, Mamoru, Elson, Ed, Filippenko, Alexei V., Foley, Ryan J., Garnavich, Peter M., Hopp, Ulrich, Ihara, Yutaka, Ketzeback, William, Kollatschny, W., Konishi, Kohki, Marshall, Jennifer L., McMillan, Russet J., Miknaitis, Gajus, Morokuma, Tomoki, Mortsell, Edvard, Pan, Kaike, Prieto, Jose Luis, Richmond, Michael W., Riess, Adam G., Romani, Roger, Schneider, Donald P., Sollerman, Jesper, Takanashi, Naohiro, Tokita, Kouichi, van der Heyden, Kurt, Wheeler, J. C., Yasuda, Naoki and York, Donald (2009) First-year sloan digital sky survey-II supernova results: Hubble diagram and cosmological parameters. Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 185 1: 32-84. doi:10.1088/0067-0049/185/1/32

  • Sollerman, J., Mortsell, E., Davis, T. M., Blomqvist, M., Bassett, B., Becker, A. C., Cinabro, D., Filippenko, A. V., Foley, R. J., Frieman, J., Garnavich, P., Lampeitl, H., Marriner, J., Miquel, R., Nichol, R. C., Richmond, M. W., Sako, M., Schneider, D. P., Smith, M., Vanderplas, J. T. and Wheeler, J. C. (2009) First-year sloan digital sky survey-II (SDSS-II) supernova results: Constraints on nonstandard cosmological models. The Astrophysical Journal, 703 2: 1374-1385. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/703/2/1374

  • Davis, Tamara (2009) If galaxies are all moving apart at ever increasing speed, how can they collide?. Scientific American, 300 4: 84-84.

  • Blake, Chris, Jurek, Russell J., Brough, Sarah, Colless, Matthew, Couch, Warwick, Croom, Scott, Davis, Tamara, Drinkwater, Michael J., Forbes, Duncan, Glazebrook, Karl, Madore, Barry, Martin, Chris, Pimbblet, Kevin, Poole, Gregory B., Pracy, Michael, Sharp, Rob, Small, Todd and Woods, David (2009) The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: Small-scale clustering of Lyman-break galaxies at z < 1. Monthly Notices of Royal Astronomical Society, 395 1: 240-254. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.14447.x

  • Foley, R. J., Matheson, T., Blondin, S., Chornock, R., Silverman, J. M., Challis, P., Clocchiatti, A., Filippenko, A. V., Kirshner, R. P., Leibundgut, B., Sollerman, J., Spyromilio, J., Tonry, J. L., Davis, T. M., Garnavich, P. M., Jha, S. W., Krisciunas, K., Li, W., Pignata, G., Rest, A., Riess, A. G., Schmidt, B. P., Smith, R. C., Stubbs, C. W., Tucker, B. E. and Wood-Vasey, W. M. (2009) Spectroscopy of high-redshift supernovae from the essence project: The first four years. The Astronomical Journal, 137 4: 3731-3742. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/137/4/3731

  • Drinkwater, Michael, Blake, C. A., Brough, S., Couch, W. J., Glazebrook, K., Poole, G. B., Pracy, M., Colless, M., Sharp, R., Croom S., Davis, T. M., Jurek, R. J., Pimbblet, K. A., Foster, K., Martin, D. C., Small, T., Wyder, T., Madore, B. and Woods, D. (2009) The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: 100,000 starburst galaxy redshifts. Anglo-Australian Observatory Newsletter, 115 The first on-sky demonstration of photonic OH suppression: 3-7.

  • Blake, Chris, Brough, Sarah, Couch, Warrick, Glazebrook, Karl, Poole, Greg, Davis, Tamara, Drinkwater, Michael, Jurek, Russell, Pimbblet, Kevin, Colless, Matthew, Sharp, Rob, Croom, Scott, Pracy, Michael, Woods, David, Madore, Barry, Martin, Chris and Wyder, Ted (2008) The WiggleZ dark energy survey. Astronomy & Geophysics, 49 5: 5.19-5.24. doi:10.1111/j.1468-4004.2008.49519.x

  • Foley, Ryan J., Filippenko, Alexei V., Aguilera, C., Becker, A. C., Blondin, S., Challis, P., Clocchiatti, A., Covarrubias, R., Davis, T. M., Garnavich, P. M., Jha, S. W., Kirshner, R. P., Krisciunas, K., Leibundgut, B., Li, W., Matheson, T., Miceli, A., Miknaitis, G., Pignata, G., Rest, A., Riess, A. G., Schmidt, B. P., Smith, R. C., Sollerman, J., Spyromilio, J., Stubbs, C. W., Suntzeff, N. B., Tonry, J. L., Wood-Vasey, W. M. and Zenteno, A. (2008) Constraining cosmic evolution of type Ia supernovae. The Astrophysical Journal: an international review of astronomy and astronomical physics, 684 1: 68-87. doi:10.1086/589612

  • Blondin, S., Davis, T. M., Krisciunas, K., Schmidt, B. P., Sollerman, J., Wood-Vasey, W. M., Becker, A. C., Challis, P., Clocchiatti, A., Damke, G., Filippenko, A. V., Foley, R. J., Garnavich, P. M., Jha, S. W., Kirshner, R. P., Leibundgut, B., Li, W., Matheson, T., Miknaitis, G., Narayan, G., Pignata, G., Rest, A., Riess, A. G., Silverman, J. M., Smith, R. C., Spyromilio, J., Stritzinger, M., Stubbs, C. W., Suntzeff, N. B., Tonry, J. L., Tucker, B. E. and Zenteno, A. (2008) Time Dilation in Type Ia Supernova Spectra at High Redshift. Astrophysical Journal, 682 2: 724-736. doi:10.1086/589568

  • Becker, A. C., Arraki, K., Kaib, N. A., Wood-Vasey, W. M., Aguilera, C., Blackman, J. W., Blondin, S., Challis, P., Clocchiatti, A., Covarrubias, R., Damke, G., Davis, T. M., Filippenko, A. V., Foley, R. J., Garg, A., Garnavich, P. M., Hicken, M., Jha, S., Kirshner, R. P., Krisciunas, K., Leibundgut, B., Li, W., Matheson, T., Miceli, A., Miknaitis, G., Narayan, G., Pignata, G., Prieto, J. L., Rest, A., Riess, A.G., Salvo, M. E., Schmidt, B. P., Smith, R. C., Sollerman, J., Spyromilio, J., Stubbs, C. W., Suntzeff, N. B., Tonry, J. L. and Zenteno, A. (2008) Exploring the outer solar system with the ESSENCE Supernova Survey. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 682 1: L53-L56. doi:10.1086/590429

  • Wood-Vasey, W. M., Miknaitis, G., Stubbs, C. W., Jha, S., Riess, A. G., Garnavich, P. M., Kirshner, R. P., Aguilera, C., Becker, A. C., Blackman, J. W., Blondin, S., Challis, P., Clocchiatti, A., Conley, A., Covarrubias, R., Davis, T. M., Filippenko, A. V., Foley, R. J., Garg, A., Hicken, M., Krisciunas, K., Leibundgut, B., Li, W., Matheson, T., Miceli, A., Narayan, G., Pignata, G., Prieto, J. L., Rest, A., Salvo, M. E., Schmidt, B. P., Smith, R. C., Sollerman, J., Spyromilio, J., Tonry, J. L., Suntzeff, N. B. and Zenteno, A. (2007) Observational Constraints on the Nature of Dark Energy: First Cosmological Results from the ESSENCE Supernova Survey. Astrophysical Journal, 666 2: 694-715. doi:10.1086/518642

  • Miknaitis, G., Pignata, G., Rest, A., Wood‐Vasey, W. M., Blondin, S., Challis, P., Smith, R. C., Stubbs, C. W., Suntzeff, N. B., Foley, R. J., Matheson, T., Tonry, J. L., Aguilera, C., Blackman, J. W., Becker, A. C., Clocchiatti, A., Covarrubias, R., Davis, T. M., Filippenko, A. V., Garg, A., Garnavich, P. M., Hicken, M., Jha, S., Krisciunas, K., Kirshner, R. P., Leibundgut, B., Li, W., Miceli, A., Narayan, G., Prieto, J. L., Riess, A. G., Salvo, M. E., Schmidt, B. P., Sollerman, J., Spyromilio, J. and Zenteno, A. (2007) The ESSENCE Supernova Survey: Survey optimization, observations, and supernova photometry. Astrophysical journal, 666 2: 674-693. doi:10.1086/519986

  • Cunningham, M. R., Jones, P. A., Godfrey, P. D., Cragg, D. M., Bains, I., Burton, M. G., Calisse, P., Crighton, N. H. M., Curran, S. J., Davis, T. M., Dempsey, J. T., Fulton, B., Hidas, M. G., Hill, T., Kedziora-Chudczer, L., Minier, V., Pracy, M. B., Purcell, C., Shobbrook, J. and Travouillon, T. (2007) A search for propylene oxide and glycine in Sagittarius B2 (LMH) and Orion. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 376 3: 1201-1210. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2007.11504.x

  • Davis, T. M., Mörtsell, E., Sollerman, J., Becker, A. C., Blondin, S., Challis, P., Smith, R. C., Stubbs, C. W., Suntzeff, N. B., Foley, R. J., Matheson, T., Tonry, J. L., Aguilera, C., Challis, P., Clocchiatti, A., Filippenko, A. V., Foley, R. J., Garnavich, P. M., Jha, S., Krisciunas, K., Kirshner, R. P., Leibundgut, B., Li, W., Matheson, T., Miknaitis, G., Pignata, G., Rest, A., Riess, A. G., Schmidt, B. P., Smith, R. C., Spyromilio, J., Stubbs, C. W., Suntzeff, N. B., Tonry, J. L., Wood-Vasey, W. M. and Zenteno, A. (2007) Scrutinizing exotic cosmological models using ESSENCE Supernova data combined with other cosmological probes. Astrophysical journal, 666 2: 716-725. doi:10.1086/519988

  • Fynbo, Johan P. U., Watson, Darach, Thöne, Christina C., Sollerman, Jesper, Bloom, Joshua S., Davis, Tamara M., Hjorth, Jens, Jakobsson, Páll, Jørgensen, Uffe G., Graham, John F., Fruchter, Andrew S., Bersier, David, Kewley, Lisa, Cassan, Arnaud, Cerón, José María Castro, Foley, Suzanne, Gorosabel, Javier, Hinse, Tobias C., Horne, Keith D., Jensen, Brian L., Klose, Sylvio, Kocevski, Daniel, Marquette, Jean-Baptiste, Perley, Daniel, Ramirez-Ruiz, Enrico, Stritzinger, Maximilian D., Vreeswijk, Paul M., Wijers, Ralph A. M., Woller, Kristian G., Xu, Dong and Zub, Marta (2006) No supernovae associated with two long-duration gamma-ray bursts. Nature, 444 7122: 1047-1049. doi:10.1038/nature05375

  • James, J. Berian, Davis, Tamara M., Schmidt, Brian P. and Kim, Alex G. (2006) Spectral diversity of Type Ia supernovae. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 370 2: 933-940. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2006.10508.x

  • Purcell, C. R., Balasubramanyam, R., Burton, M. G., Walsh, A. J., Minier, V., Hunt-Cunningham, M. R., Kedziora-Chudczer, L. L., Longmore, S. N., Bains, I., Hill, T., Barnes, P. J., Busfield, A. L., Calisse, P., Crighton, N. H. M., Curran, S. J., Davis, T. M., Dempsey, J. T., Derragopian, G., Fulton, B., Hidas, M. G., Hoare, M. G., Lee, J.-K., Ladd, E. F., Lumsden, S. L., Moore, T. J. T., Murphy, M. T., Oudmaijer, R. D., Pracy, M. B., Rathborne, J., Robertson, S., Schultz, A. S. B., Shobbrook, J., Sparks, P. A., Storey, J. and Travouillion, T. (2006) A CH3CN and HCO+ survey towards southern methanols masers associated with star formation. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 367 2: 553-576. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2005.09921.x

  • Blondin, Stéphane, Dessart, Luc, Leibundgut, Bruno, Branch, David, Höflich, Peter, Tonry, John L., Matheson, Thomas, Foley, Ryan J., Chornock, Ryan, Filippenko, Alexei V., Sollerman, Jesper, Spyromilio, Jason, Kirshner, Robert P., Wood-Vasey, W. Michael, Clocchiatti, Alejandro, Aguilera, Claudio, Barris, Brian, Becker, Andrew C., Challis, Peter, Covarrubias, Ricardo, Davis, Tamara M., Garnavich, Peter, Hicken, Malcolm, Jha, Saurabh, Krisciunas, Kevin, Li, Weidong, Miceli, Anthony, Miknaitis, Gajus, Pignata, Giuliano, Prieto, Jose Luis, Rest, Armin, Riess, Adam G., Salvo, Maria Elena, Schmidt, Brian P., Smith, R. Chris, Stubbs, Christopher W. and Suntzeff, Nicholas B. (2006) Using Line Profiles to Test the Fraternity of Type Ia Supernovae at High and Low Redshifts. The Astronomical Journal, 131 3: 1648-1666. doi:10.1086/498724

  • Davis, Tamara M., Schmidt, Brian P. and Kim, Alex G. (2006) Ideal bandpasses for type Ia supernova cosmology. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 118 840: 205-217. doi:10.1086/499116

  • Sollerman, J., Jaunsen, A., Fynbo, J., Hjorth, J., Jakobsson, P., Stritzinger, M., Feron, C., Laursen, P., Ovaldsen, J.-E., Selj, J., Thone, C., Xu, D., Davis, T., Gorosabel, J., Watson, D., Duro, R., Ilyin, I., Jensen, B., Lysfjord, N., Marquart, T., Nielsen, T., Naranen, J., Schwarz, H., Walch, S., Wold, M. and Ostlin, G. (2006) Supernova 2006aj and the associated X-Ray Flash 060218. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 454 2: 503-509. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20065226

  • Lineweaver, Charles H. and Davis, Tamara M. (2005) Misconceptions about the Big Bang. Scientific American, 292 3: 36-45.

  • Davis, Tamara M. and Lineweaver, Charles H. (2004) Expanding Confusion: Common Misconceptions of Cosmological Horizons and the Superluminal Expansion of the Universe. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 21 1: 97-109. doi:10.1071/AS03040

  • Davis, Tamara M., Davies, P. C. W. and Lineweaver, Charles H. (2003) Black hole versus cosmological horizon entropy. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 20 13: 2753-2764. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/20/13/322

  • Davis, Tamara M., Lineweaver, Charles H. and Webb, John K. (2003) Solutions to the tethered galaxy problem in an expanding universe and the observation of receding blueshifted objects. American Journal of Physics, 71 4: 358-364. doi:10.1119/1.1528916

  • Lineweaver, Charles H. and Davis, Tamara M. (2003) On the Nonobservability of Recent Biogenesis. Astrobiology, 3 2: 241-243. doi:10.1089/153110703769016316

  • Davies, P. C. W. and Davis, Tamara M. (2002) How Far Can the Generalized Second Law Be Generalized?. Foundations of Physics, 32 12: 1877-1889. doi:10.1023/A:1022318700787

  • Davies, P. C. W., Davis, T. M. and Lineweaver, C. H. (2002) Black holes constrain varying constants. Nature, 418 6898: 602-603. doi:10.1038/418602a

  • Lineweaver, Charles H. and Davis, Tamara M. (2002) Does the Rapid Appearance of Life on Earth Suggest that Life Is Common in the Universe?. Astrobiology, 2 3: 293-304. doi:10.1089/153110702762027871

Conference Publication

  • Lineweaver, CH and Davis, TM (2004). What can rapid terrestrial biogenesis tell us about life in the universe?. In: Bioastronomy 2002: Life Among the Stars. 213th Symposium of the International-Astronomical-Union on Bioastronomy 2002, Hamilton Isl Australia, (259-262). Jul 08-12, 2002.

  • Davis, TM and Lineweaver, CH (2001). Superluminal recession velocities. In: Cosmology and Particle Physics. International Conference on Cosmology and Particle Physics (CAPP 2000), Verbier Switzerland, (348-351). Jul 17-28, 2000.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • With the Dark Energy Survey (DES) over five years we are observing about 300 million galaxies, expect to discover about 3000 supernovae, and are getting time-lapse measurements of almost 800 Active Galactic Nuclei. We have just completed the fourth year of a five-year observing campaign, and so we're in a great position to derive exciting new results with the data. DES involves almost 500 researchers on five continents, and uses the purpose built 570-megapixel camera on the CTIO4m telescope in Chile for images, and our 400-optical fibre spectrograph on the Anglo-Australian Telescope for follow-up spectra.

    Your project could use type Ia supernovae to measure the acceleration of the expansion of the universe and the clustering of matter within it, to test models of dark energy, dark matter, and advanced theories of gravity. Or you could be measuring the mass of supermassive black holes at the hearts of active galaxies, and how those masses have evolved over the last 12 billion years. Yet another possibility would be searching for black holes in our own galaxy using microlensing, quantifying how much they could contribute to dark matter and searching for local counterparts to the systems detected by the gravitational wave detector LIGO.