Swinburne University

Alan Duffy


Research Fellow at the Centre for Astrophysics and Computing

Professor Alan R Duffy is a research fellow at the Centre for Astrophysics and Computing at Swinburne University, where he creates simulated universes on supercomputers to understand how galaxies form and to probe the nature of dark matter. As project lead of SpaceTech Applications at Swinburne, he also works to find novel applications of the university’s astrophysical knowledge to business and society. Professor Duffy has a long-standing interest in science communication, regularly presenting astrophysics discoveries to academic and public audiences through television and radio appearances, talks and classroom visits, a role he undertakes nationally as the Lead Scientist for the Royal Institution of Australia.