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Postgraduate Student

John Lopez



Teaching Assistant:

PHYS1160: Introduction to Astronomy (UNSW)
(Semester 2, 2012. Semester 2, 2013. Semesters 1 and 2, 2014. Summer Session 2014/2015. Semesters 1 and 2, 2015, Summer Session 2015/2016, Semesters 1 and 2, 2016).

GENS4015: Brave New World (UNSW)
(Semester 1, 2015). 

Lab Demonstrator: (UNSW)

PHYS1121/1131 - Physics 1A/ Higher Physics 1A
PHYS1221/1231 - Physics 1B/ Higher Physics 1B
(Semesters 1 and 2, 2013)

Lab Demonstrator-In-Charge: (UNSW)

PHYS1121/1131 - Physics 1A/ Higher Physics 1A
PHYS1221/1231 - Physics 1B/ Higher Physics 1B
(Semesters 1 and 2, 2014; Semesters 1 and 2, 2015, Semesters 1 and 2, 2016)



Ph.D. Candidate - Astrophysics (July 2014 - Present) - University of New South Wales, Australia
Primary Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr Maria Cunningham.
Co-Supervisors: Dr Paul Jones, Dr Jonathan Marshall
Thesis: The Extremes of Star formation in the Milky Way Galaxy. 

Bachelor of Science (Physics) with an Honours year in Astronomy (2009 - 2013) - University of New South Wales, Australia
Honours Supervisor: Dr Maria Cunningham.
Thesis: The Chemistry and Kinematics of Molecular Clouds near Sagittarius A*

Honours, Awards and Memberships: 


  • Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA) Student Member.

Selected Publications: 

Lopez, J., Cunningham, M., Jones, P., Marshall, J., Bronfman, L., Lo, N. and Walsh, A. (2016). The Chemistry and Kinematics of Two Molecular Clouds near Sagittarius A*. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. [online] Available at: http://mnras.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/08/09/mnras.stw1975 

An arXiv preprint of the paper above is available here: http://arxiv.org/abs/1608.04869

Ginsburg, A., Walsh, A., Henkel, C., Jones, P., Cunningham, M., Kauffmann, J., Pillai, T., Mills, E., Ott, J., Kruijssen, J., Menten, K., Battersby, C., Rathborne, J., Contreras, Y., Longmore, S., Walker, D., Dawson, J. and Lopez, J. (2015). High-mass star-forming cloud G0.38+0.04 in the Galactic center dust ridge contains H2CO and SiO masers. Astronomy & Astrophysics, [online] 584, p.L7. Available at: http://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2015/12/aa27452-15/aa27452-15.html