Quentin A Parker

 

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Professor Quentin A Parker

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Professor
Head, Department of Physics

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Professor Quentin A Parker

Title:
Professor
Head, Department of Physics

Department:

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Also Cited As:
Parker, Quentin A

Short Biography:

Quentin Parker obtained a BSc(Hons) in 1982 and a PhD (1986) from the University of St.Andrews. He joined the department of Physics at Hong Kong University in March  2014. Prior to that he was the joint AAO/Macquarie lecturer in astronomy (2002-2015) and director of the research centre for Astronomy, Astrophysics and Astrophotonics (2010-2014).  Quentin also worked at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh (1986-1992), Anglo-Australian observatory (1992-1999)  and as a senior research fellow at the Institute for Astronomy in Edinburgh (1999-2002). Quentin was responsible for helping to develop the FLAIR-II and 6DF fibre-spectroscopy systems at the UKST and supported the 2dF and AAOmega multi-object fibre spectroscopy systems on the AAT.

Quentin was also P.I. for the UKST H-alpha survey of the Southern Galactic Plane. Research activities are mainly but not exclusively associated with Wide Field Astronomy, including large-scale redshift surveys, low-surface brightness galaxies, supernova remnants and especially Planetary Nebulae. He has supervised and co-supervised a significant number of PhD, MSc  and honours students to successful completion and is always keen to attract students. Quentin is currently on the IAU working group on planetary nebulae. He also heads both the H-alpha international survey consortium and the associated 'MASH' Planetary nebulae team. He also has a life-long interest in antiquities and a strong interest in Chinese Bronze artefacts.

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
1982University of St. AndrewsB.Sc.(Hons)
1986University of St. AndrewsPhD
FRAS, FASA, IAU
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2007-06-01Divisional award for excellence in undergraduate teaching 2007: Macquarie University
Teaching Accomplishment
2008-09-01Vice Chancellors award for excellence in PhD supervision
Research Achievement
2011-06-01ALTC national peer reviewed citation for excellence in undergraduate learning: Australian Government
Research Achievement
2009-10-01Highly commended for University Innovations in Learning and Teaching: Macquarie University
Research Achievement
2011-10-01University Innovations award for Excellence in Research: Macquarie University
Research Achievement
2010-10-01Highly commended for University Innovations Award in Research & Engineering: Macquarie University
Research Achievement
2014-10-01Jim Piper award for excellence in Research Leadership: Macquarie University
Research Achievement
2012-10-01Vice Chancellors award for excellence in undergraduate Teaching: Macquarie University
Research Achievement
2013-02-01Award of prestigious Gutenberg Professorial Chair, Strasbourg, France: Cercle Gutenberg (nobel laureates on selection panel)
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
01/2000 continuingMemberInternational Astronomical Union
01/1992 continuingFellowAstronomical Society of Australia
06/2015 continuingMebmer of the ExecutivePhysical Society of Hong Kong
01/1986 continuingFellowRoyal Astronomical Society
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Supernova remnants
Planetary nebulae
Large scale widefield survey
Galaxies
Galactic archaeology
Astrophysics
Astronomy
Astronomical instrumentation
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, French英語、法語
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, French英文、法文
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