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Curriculum Vitae


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Biographical Information

Name: Emma Marie Kirby
Citizenship: dual national (Australian and British)

Contact:
Mt Stromlo Observatory
Cotter Rd. Weston Creek
ACT 2611, AUSTRALIA
Ph: +61 2 61250221
Email: emma AT mso.anu.edu.au (Replace AT with @ symbol)


Education

Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, ANU
PhD (Feb 2006 - Present)

Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, ANU
B.Sc. hons (Feb 2005 - Dec 2005)
- First class honours in theoretical physics

Australian National University
Bachelor of Science (2002 - 2004)
- Grade Point Average = 6.6 out of 7.
- Double Major: Physics & Theoretical Physics



Scholarships

Joan Duffield Scholarship2006 - Present
ATNF Graduate Student Scholarship2006 - Present
RSAA Supplementary Scholarship2006 - Present
Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)2006 - Present
RSPhySE Summer Research ScholarshipDec 2005 - Feb 2006
ANU Honours ScholarshipFeb 2005 - Dec 2005
RSPhySE Summer Research ScholarshipDec 2004 - Feb 2005



Awards

Astronomical Society of Australia Annual Science Meeting 2007
- Talk Award (3rd Prize)
ANU Vice Chancellor's Special Award 2007
- Awarded to the RSAA Astronomy Outreach Group
ANU Distinguished Scholar in Science - awarded yearly2002 - 2005


Publications

Kirby, E., Jerjen, H., Ryder, S., Driver, S., Deep Near-IR Surface Photometry of 57 Galaxies in the Local Sphere of Influence, AJ, 136, 1866

Kirby, E., Jerjen, H., Ryder, S., Driver, S., 2007, to appear in proceedings of "Galaxies in the Local Volume", Sydney, July 2007 (astro-ph/0709.2192) Deepest Near-IR Surface Photometry of Galaxies in the Local Sphere of Influence

Kirby, E., Jerjen, H., Ryder, S., Driver, S., The Maximum Baryonic Content of a Galaxy, in preparation

Koribalski, B., et al. (inc. Kirby, E.), The Local Volume HI Survey: Results I, in preparation

Koribalski, B., et al. (inc. Kirby, E.), The Local Volume HI Survey: ESO410-G005, in preparation



Conference Presentations

Galaxies in the Local Volume, Title: "Deepest Near-IR Surface Photometry of Galaxies in the Local Sphere of Influence", Sydney, July 2007.

Annual Science Meeting of the Astronomical Society of Australia, Title: "Deepest Near-IR Surface Photometry of Galaxies in the Local Sphere of Influence", Sydney, July 2007.
- Won 3rd prize for talk.

University of Western Sydney Seminar on Astronomy Education, Title: "The Mt Stromlo Student Outreach Program", Sydney, December 2007.



Observing Experience

Australia Telescope Compact Array484 hours
- HI line & 20cm continuum observing of Local Volume galaxies
Australia Telescope Compact Array & Mopra21 days
- Duty Astronomer
Siding Spring Observatory 2.3m8 nights
- Halpha line, + B- & R-band imaging of Local Volume galaxies
Anglo-Australia Telescope4 nights
- Near-IR H-band imaging of Local Volume dwarf galaxies
Mt Stromlo Observatory 74"6 nights
- Observing eclipsing binaries in LMC using the Cassegrain Spectrograph



Teaching Experience

ANU Physics: Tutor (Advanced Physics I) Present
ANU Physics: Laboratory Demonstrator (Advanced Physics I & II)2005 - 2007
ANU Demonstrator and Tutor Training Course2007



Science Communication Experience

RSAA Astronomy Outreach Program2006 - Present
Centre for the Public Awareness of Science 2007
- Graduate Short Course Award



Committees

Australia Telescope Users Committee 2007 - Present
- Student Member
MSSSO Time Assignment Committee2007 - Present
- Student Representative
Mt Stromlo Student Outreach Group2006 - Present
- Founder and Chair


Referees

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