Gavin Rowell

Associate Professor Gavin Rowell

Associate Professor

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


My research interests centre on high energy astrophysics and astronomy with gamma-ray telescopes at around TeV (10^12 eV) energies and above. Complementary studies in other wavebands are also a key interest with a particular emphasis on studies of the interstellar medium towards GeV/TeV gamma-ray sources using mm and sub-mm radio telescopes.

I have published over 200 refereed papers since 1990 with over 14000 citations; been invited and/or keynote talks over 10 conferences since 2001.

Research Interests

- High energy astrophysics and astroparticle physics
- Origin of cosmic-rays and electrons
- Origin of unidentified gamma-ray sources
- Supernova remnants
- X-ray binaries, microquasars, pulsars, magnetars
- Stellar clusters
- Interstellar medium towards TeV gamma-ray sources
- Multiwavelength studies (millimetre especially and X-rays) of TeV gamma-ray sources
- Design of new gamma-ray telescopes
- Analysis methods in gamma-ray astronomy
- Monitoring of transient high energy sources
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Funding Body Funding Scheme Amount Date Investigators
ARC Linkage Infrastructure LE170100104 $1,390,000 2017-2021 Rowell, et al.
ARC Linkage Infrastructure LE160100094 $150,000 2016 Burton, Rowell et al.
ARC Linkage Infrastructure  LE150100070 $270,000 2015 Rowell, Burton et al.
ARC Linkage Infrastructure LE120100158 $750,000 2012-2016

Burton, Rowell, Dawson et al.

ARC Discovery DP120100158 $315,000 2012-2014 Burton, Rowell, Hollenbach
ARC Linkage Infrastructure LE110100038 $150,000 2011 Burton, Rowell et al.
ARC ARC Discovery DP1096533 $130,000 2010-2012 Rowell, Dawson, Aharonian
ARC

ARC Discovery DP0662810 (QE-II Fellowship)

$657,000 2006-2011 Rowell
NCRIS Astronomy Australia Ltd. (for CTA) $95,000 FY 2015/16 Rowell, et al.
NCRIS Astronomy Australia Ltd. (for CTA) $95,000 FY 2016/17 Rowell, et al.
NCRIS Astronomy Australia Ltd. (for CTA) $30,000 FY 2017/18 Rowell, et al.
Teaching/Supervision

- Honours astrophysics (gamma-ray and cosmic-ray detection; the interstellar medium)

- Honours Fourier Methods

- Third year physics (statistical mechanics)
- Second year astrophysics (space science and astrophysics)
- First year physics: Astronomy
- First year physics: Physics for Life and Earth Sciences (Waves, Sound, Modern Physics) (past)
- First year physics: Physics, Principles and Applications (Thermal Physics) (past)
- Current Students (2018): 3 PhDs, 2 MPhil., 2 Hons.
 

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor Neutrino Astrophysics with Icecube Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Ryan Thomas Burley
    2018 Principal Supervisor Origin of Galactic TeV Gamma Ray Sources Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Kirsty Mia Feijen
    2017 Principal Supervisor Research in Gamma-Ray and Radio Astronomy Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Andrew Nicholas Curzons
    2017 Principal Supervisor Shocked interstellar gas studies of gamma-ray sources Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Rami Nafea B Alsulami
    2017 Co-Supervisor Determining the Microphysical and Optical Properties of Clouds Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Thomas Edward Chambers
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Studies of the Interstellar Medium Towards Dark TeV Gamma-ray Sources Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time James Cheuk-Heng Lau
    2014 - 2016 Principal 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
    2011 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Environment Studies of Pulsar Wind Nebulae and their Interactions with the Interstellar Medium Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Fabien Voisin
    2009 - 2014 Co-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
    2009 - 2013 Principal 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
    2008 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Cloudy Ammonia: A Multi-Wavelength Molecular Line Survey of the Molecular Clouds Surrounding the W28 Supernova Remnant Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Brent Patrick Nicholas
    2007 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Design Studies for a Multi-TeV Gamma-Ray Telescope Array: PeX (PeV eXplorer) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jarrad Denman
    2005 - 2010 Co-Supervisor New Timing Analysis Techniques in Multi-TeV Gamma-Ray Astronomy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Victor Stamatescu
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83138374
  • Email: gavin.rowell@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4380
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Oliphant, floor 1
  • Room: 1 06
  • Org Unit: Physics

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