Alan Duffy

Alan Duffy is an astrophysicist at Swinburne University creating baby universes on the nation’s most powerful supercomputers to understand how galaxies like our Milky Way form and grow within vast haloes of invisible dark matter that hold it together. He is a Chief Investigator in SABRE, the world’s first dark matter detector in the Southern Hemisphere, directly searching for this dark matter and is a team member mapping out the dark matter in the universe using galaxies found with the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder. 

When not exploring a simulated universe you can find him in schools across the country or in the media as regular on ABC Breakfast TV, ABC Radio Melbourne and Sydney as well as nationwide on TripleJ Hack trying to explain breaking science. He is a writer for one of Australia’s most popular science magazines, Cosmos, and has his own column in The Conversation. 

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Is Earth safe from asteroids and comets?

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Is Earth safe from asteroids and comets?

Solar storms

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Solar storms

Exploring the unknown with the Square Kilometre Array

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Exploring the unknown with the Square Kilometre Array

Starry starry night: looking up at the Milky Way

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Starry starry night: looking up at the Milky Way
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