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Matthew Freeman
Postgraduate Student

Matthew Freeman

Department: 

Teaching: 

2016 - UNSW Physics Outreach presenter.

2015 - UNSW, Teaching Assistant for PHYS1160 Introduction to Astronomy

Education: 

2014 onwards - PhD Candidate. "Terahertz Astronomy from Antarctica". Supervisor: Professor Michael Ashley. Co-supervisor: Professor Michael Burton.
 
2013 - Master of Science with first class honours in Physics, University of Auckland
 
2011 - Postgraduate Diploma In Physics, University of Auckland
 
2010 - Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics, University of Auckland

Honours, Awards and Memberships: 

 
Awards:
 
2015 - ASA Annual Scientific Meeting poster competition, 3rd place.
 
2014 - Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship
 
2013 - University of Auckalnd Dan Walls Scholarchip for best piece of published theoretical research work for Abe et al (2013)
 
2011 - Exposure Postgraduate Research Exposition. Top 20 in poster competition. (Poster on display in UoA physics lab)
 
2009 - UoA Physics summer scholarship
 
2008 - Univsersity of Auckland Scholarship
 
Memberships:
 

Astronomical Society of Australia student member

 

Selected Publications: 

2015 - SCAR AAA workshop, Hawaii. Presented talk "The infrared sky in the Antarctic Plateau"

Burton, M et al (2015) Extended Carbon Line Emission in the Galaxy: Searching for Dark Molecular Gas along the G328 Sightline. ApJ, 811, 13

 

Freeman, M. et al (2015). Can the Masses of Isolated Planetary-Mass Gravitational Lenses be Measured by Terrestrial Parallax? ApJ, 799, 181

 

2013 - Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand Annual Meeting, Invercargill. Presented talk ‘Measuring the Number of Earth-Like Planets in the Milky Way’

 

Abe, F. et al (2013). Extending the Planetary Mass Function to Earth Mass by Microlensing at Moderately High Magnification. MNRAS 431, 2975

 

2012 - 16th International Conference on Gravitational Microlensing, Pasadena. Presented talk ‘Terrestrial Parallax in the Low-mass Event MOA-2011-BLG-274 and a Preliminary Search for Low-mass Objects in the Database of the WISE Space Mission’

 

2011 - Animation for NASA press release: Lone Planet Under a Cosmic Magnifying Glass.

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/universe/features/planet20110518-video.html

 

Miyake, N. et al (2010). A sub-Saturn Mass Planet, MOA-2009-BLG-319Lb. ApJ 728, 20

 

2010 - 14th International Conference on Gravitational Microlensing, Auckland. Presented talk ‘Gravitational Microlensing Event MB09319’