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Dr David Parkinson

ARC Future Fellow

Dr David Parkinson is a cosmologist, testing theories of the creation and evolution of the Universe against observational data from telescopes and satellites. He joined UQ to work as part of the WiggleZ collaboration, trying to determine the nature of the mysterious Dark Energy that drives the acceleration of the universe (the discovery that won Brian Schmidt the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics). He is investigating alternative theories to Einstein's long-standing theory of gravity.

Located in Building 6 - Room 437
Phone: 51026
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Research Interests Large-scale structure of the universe. Dark Energy. Alternative theories of gravity. Cosmological Inflation. Fundamental Phyics.

Available Projects

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Investigating the Big bang with the EMU large-area radio survey

The largest radio telescope in the world, the Square Kilometre Array will be constructed in Australia. The precusor experiment...

PhD Project
Masters Project
Honours Project
Modelling the formation of galactic structures in alternative gravity theories

It has been discovered that the expansion of the universe is not slowing down as would be expected under ordinary gravity, but actually accelerating. This mysterious acceleration of the universe may in fact be due to a alternative theory of gravity, beyond that proposed in Einstein's General...

PhD Project
Masters Project
Honours Project
Testing the theory of gravity using galaxy motions

It has been discovered that the expansion of the universe is not slowing down as would be expected, but actually accelerating. This mysterious acceleration of the universe may in fact be due to some new theory of gravity, a modification of Einstein's theory of General Relativity on large...

PhD Project
Masters Project
Honours Project