Bruce Dawson

Professor Bruce Dawson

Professor

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


Bruce Dawson's research interests centre on high-energy astrophysics, particularly the nature and origin of ultra-high energy cosmic rays, the most energetic particles known in the Universe.

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor Cloud detection using fluorescence detectors at the Pierre Auger Observatory Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Jason Alexander Ahumada-Becerra
    2022 Principal Supervisor Intergalactic and galactic propagation of the highest energy cosmic rays Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Jassimar Singh
    2022 Principal Supervisor Studying Cosmic Rays with the Pierre Auger Observatory Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Adila Binti Abdul Halim
    2020 Co-Supervisor Likelihood Analysis of High Energy Neutrino Emissions from Point Sources Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Ella Jaclyn Roberts
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Extensive air shower asymmetry and cosmic ray mass composition with the upgraded Pierre Auger Observatory Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Fraser William Bradfield
    2019 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Quality and Stability of Cosmic Ray Energy Assignments at the Pierre Auger Observatory Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Adila Binti Abdul Halim
    2017 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Probing the Gamma-ray Emission from HESS Source RX J1713.7-3946 Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Andrew Nicholas Curzons
    2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Investigation of Cloud characteristics above the Pierre Auger Observatory Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jarryd Adrian Day
    2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Extending the Energy Range of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Ray Fluorescence
    Detectors
    Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Justin Mark Albury
    2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Edepillim: A New Muon Energy Reconstruction Method for the IceCube Neutrino Observatory Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Sally Alice Robertson
    2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Starbursts and Star-forming Galaxies as the sources of Cosmic Neutrinos measured by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Alexander Luke Kyriacou
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Remote Sensing of Clouds with Longwave Infrared Cameras at the Pierre Auger Observatory Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Patrick van Bodegom
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Energy Systematics and Long Term Performance of the Pierre Auger Observatory's Fluorescence Telescopes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Phong Huy Nguyen
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Extracting a Less Model Dependent Cosmic Ray Composition from Xmax Distributions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Simon Garry Blaess
    2014 - 2016 Co-Supervisor A Study of the Interstellar Medium towards the VHE gamma-ray sources HESS J1614-518 and HESS J1616-508 Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Stephanie Kate Pointon
    2014 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Direction Reconstruction of IceCube Neutrino Events with Millipede Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Alexander Lyle Wallace
    2013 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Systematic Effects in the Measurement of Vertical Aerosol Profiles at the Pierre Auger Observatory Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Maximus Dominic Malacari
    2012 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Analysis of simulation and reconstruction methods used by the Pierre Auger Observatory Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Steven Jason Saffi
    2011 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Studies of Fluorescence Profile Reconstruction Systematics at the Pierre Auger Observatory Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Maximus Dominic Malacari
    2011 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Environment Studies of Pulsar Wind Nebulae and their Interactions with the Interstellar Medium Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Fabien Voisin
    2009 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Measurement of the Mass Composition of the Highest Energy Cosmic Rays with the Pierre Auger Observatory Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alexander Edward Herve
    2009 - 2013 Co-Supervisor The Cold, the Dense and the Energetic: Cosmic Ray Bombardment of Molecular Cores Near Supernova Remnants Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nigel Maxted
    2009 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Quantifying Australian Atmospheric Properties for a Gamma-Ray Observatory to Operate at Energies Greater than 10 TeV Master of Science Master Full Time Mr Tristan William Sudholz
    2008 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Low Energy Cosmic Ray Anisotropies Observed using the Pierre Auger Observatory Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Kerridwen Bette Barber
    2008 - 2012 Co-Supervisor A Magnetic Spectrometer Analysis Method for Ultra High Energy Cosmic Ray Data Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Benjamin Whelan
    2007 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Systematic and Statistical Uncertainties in Cosmic Ray Arrival Direction Reconstruction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Philip Wahrlich
    2007 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Design Studies for a Multi-TeV Gamma-Ray Telescope Array: PeX (PeV eXplorer) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jarrad Denman
    2007 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Systematic Uncertainties in Cosmic Ray Energies Measured by the Auger Fluorescence Detectors Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Vanessa McNaughton
    2006 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Cloud Cameras at the Pierre Auger Observatory Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Michael Winnick
    2006 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Air Fluorescence Studies at the Pierre Auger Observatory Master of Science Master Full Time Mrs Sarah Benita Roberts
    2005 - 2010 Co-Supervisor New Timing Analysis Techniques in Multi-TeV Gamma-Ray Astronomy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Victor Stamatescu
    2005 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Exploring Cosmic-Ray Acceleration in the Galactic Realm Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr David Jones
    2003 - 2007 Co-Supervisor Ground Based Measurements of Atmospheric Infrared Radiation from Clear and Cloudy Skies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Abdullrahman H M Maghrabi
    1999 - 2003 Co-Supervisor ANISOTROPY STUDIES OF THE HIRES EHECR Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Jose Bellido Caceres
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83135275
  • Email: bruce.dawson@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83134384
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Oliphant, floor 1
  • Org Unit: School of Physical Sciences

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