Emeritus Professor

John W. V. Storey

B.Sc. LaT., Ph.D. Monash

Emeritus Professor

 

John W.V. Storey

Department and Research Groups

Bio

I have an undergraduate degree in physics from La Trobe University and a PhD in chemistry from Monash University.  Following a postdoctoral position at UC Berkeley I worked as a staff scientist at the Anglo-Australian Observatory. I then took up a position at the University of New South Wales and have been a professor there since 1987.  I was also awarded an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship in 1987, allowing me to spend time at the Max Planck Institute for Extra-terrestrial Physics in Munich.  I have been awarded the Pawsey Medal, the Antarctic Service Medal, and have presented the Ellery, Bok, and Pawsey lectures.  I am currently Chief Officer of the Astronomy and Astrophysics from Antarctica scientific research program of SCAR.

I formally retired from UNSW in 2011.  Although I continue to be active in research, I am not currently taking on any new postgraduate students.

Research Interests

Antarctic astronomy. The high Antarctic plateau contains the best observing sites on earth for optical, infrared, terahertz and sub-millimetre astronomy. The Antarctic astronomy group at UNSW currently has deployed a series of robotic “PLATO” observatories at Dome A, Dome F and Ridge A. 

Infrared and Millimeter astronomy. My astronomical interests include star formation and molecular cloud evolution. I am particularly interested in the development of innovative instrumentation to facilitate studies of these objects. A design study for PILOT, a proposed 2.4 metre infrared telescope for Antarctica, was conducted in 2008.

Energy efficient vehicles.I maintain an active interest in efficient and environmentally friendly transportation. After competing as part of Team Marsupial in the inaugural 1987 event, I have been on the Technical Committee of the World Solar Challenge official for every succeeding event.

Book

Speed of Light - the 1996 World Solar Challenge, D. Roche, A.E.T. Schinckel, J.W.V. Storey, C. Humphris and M. Guelden, 1997, Photovoltaics Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney.

Selected Publications

  • H. Yang, G. Allen, M.C.B. Ashley, C.S. Bonner, S. Bradley, X. Cui, J.R. Everett, L. Feng, X. Gong, S. Hengst, J. Hu, Z. Jiang, C.A. Kulesa, J.S. Lawrence, Y. Li, D. Luong-Van, M.J. McCaughrean, A.M. Moore, C. Pennypacker, W. Qin, R. Riddle, Z. Shang, J.W.V. Storey, B. Sun, N. Suntzeff, N.F.H. Tothill, T. Travouillon, C.K. Walker, L. Wang, J. Yan, J. Yang, D. York, X. Yuan, X. Zhang, Z. Zhang, X. Zhou, Z. Zhu, The PLATO Dome A Site-Testing Observatory: Instrumentation and First Results, Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 121, (2009) 174 – 184.

  • J.S. Lawrence, M.C.B. Ashley, S. Hengst, D.M. Luong-Van, J.W.V. Storey, H. Yang, X. Zhou, Z. Zhu, The PLATO Dome A site testing observatory: power generation and control systems, Review of Scientific Instruments, 80, (2009) 064501-1 – 064501-10.

  • T. Travouillon, L. Jolissaint, J.S. Lawrence; M.C.B. Ashley & J.W.V. Storey, Overcoming the boundary layer turbulence at Dome C: ground-layer adaptive optics versus tower, Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 121, (2009) 668 – 679.

  • J.S. Lawrence, M.C.B. Ashley, J. Bailey, D. Barrado y Navascues, T. Bedding, J. Bland Hawthorn, I. Bond, F. Boulanger, R. Bouwens, H. Bruntt, A. Bunker, D. Burgarella, M.G. Burton, M. Busso, D. Coward, M.-R. Cioni, G. Durand, C. Eiroa, N. Epchtein, N. Gehrels, P. Gillingham, K. Glazebrook, R. Haynes, L. Kiss, P.O. Lagage, T. Le Bertre, C. Mackay, J.P. Maillard, A. McGrath, V. Minier, A. Mora, K. Olsen, P. Persi, K. Pimbblet, R. Quimby, W. Saunders, B. Schmidt, D. Stello, J.W.V. Storey, C. Tinney, P. Tremblin, J.C. Wheeler, and P. Yock, The Science Case for PILOT I: Summary and Overview, Pub. of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 26, (2009) 379 – 396. 

  • J.S. Lawrence, M.C.B. Ashley, A. Bunker, R. Bouwens, D. Burgarella, M.G. Burton, N. Gehrels, K. Glazebrook, R. Quimby, W. Saunders, J.W.V. Storey, J.C. Wheeler, The Science Case for PILOT II: the Distant Universe, Pub. of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 26, (2009) 397 – 414.

  • J.S. Lawrence, M.C.B. Ashley, J. Bailey, D. Barrado y Navascues, T. Bedding, J. Bland-Hawthorn, I. Bond, H. Bruntt, M.G. Burton, M.-R. Cioni, C. Eiroa, N. Epchtein, L. Kiss, P.O. Lagage, V. Minier, A. Mora, K. Olsen, P. Persi, W. Saunders, D. Stello, J.W.V. Storey, C. Tinney, and P. Yock, The Science Case for PILOT III: the Nearby Universe, Pub. of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 26, (2009) 415 – 438.

  • Will Saunders, Jon S. Lawrence, John W.V.  Storey, Michael C.B. Ashley, Seiji Kato, Pat Minnis, David Winker, Guiping Liu, Craig Kulesa, Where is the best site on Earth? Domes A, B, C and F, and Ridges A and B, Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 121, (2009), 976 – 992.

  • C.S. Bonner, M.C.B. Ashley, J.S. Lawrence, D.M. Luong-Van and J.W.V. Storey, Snodar: An acoustic radar for atmospheric turbulence profiling with 1m resolution, Acoustics Australia, 37, (2009), 47 – 51.
  • Shane Hengst, D.M. Luong-Van, J.R. Everett, J.S. Lawrence, M.C.B. Ashley, D. Castel and J.W.V. Storey, A small, high-efficiency diesel generator for high-altitude use in Antarctica, DOI: 10.1002/er.1595, International Journal of Energy Research, 34, (2010), 827 – 838.

  • Xu Zhou, Zhou Fan, Zhaoji Jiang, M.C.B. Ashley, Xiangqun Cui, Longlong Feng, Xuefei Gong, Jingyao Hu, C.A. Kulesa, J.S. Lawrence, Genrong Liu, D.M. Luong-Van, Jun Ma, A.M. Moore, Weijia Qin, Zhaohui Shang, J.W.V. Storey, Bo Sun, T. Travouillon, C.K. Walker, Jiali Wang, Lifan Wang, Jianghua Wu, Zhenyu Wu, Lirong Xia, Jun Yan, Ji Yang, Huigen Yang, Xiangyan Yuan, D. York, Zhanhai Zhang, Zhenxi Zhu, The First release of the CSTAR Point Source Catalog from Dome A, Antarctica, Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 122, (2010), 347 – 353.

  • H. Yang, C.A. Kulesa, C.K. Walker, N.F.H. Tothill, J. Yang, M.C.B. Ashley, X. Cui, L. Feng, J.S. Lawrence, D.M. Luong-Van, J.W.V. Storey, L. Wang, X. Zhou, Z. Zhu, Exceptional Terahertz Transparency and Stability above Dome A, Antarctica, Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 122, (2010), 490 – 494.

  • C. S. Bonner, M.C.B. Ashley, X. Cui, L. Feng, X. Gong, J.S. Lawrence, D.M. Luong-Van, Z. Shang, J.W.V. Storey, L. Wang, H. Yan, J. Yang, X. Zhou and Z. Zhu, Thickness of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Above Dome A, Antarctica, during 2009, Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 122, (2010), 1122 – 1131.

  • Hu Zou, Xu Zhou, Zhaoji Jiang, M.C.B. Ashley, Xiangqun Cui, Longlong Feng, Xuefei Gong, Jingyao Hu, C.A. Kulesa, J.S. Lawrence, Genrong Liu, D.M. Luong-Van, Jun Ma, A.M. Moore, Pennypacker, C.R., Weijia Qin, Zhaohui Shang, J.W.V. Storey, Bo Sun, T. Travouillon, C.K. Walker, Jiali Wang, Lifan Wang, Jianghua Wu, Zhenyu Wu, Lirong Xia, Jun Yan, Ji Yang, Huigen Yang, Yongqiang Yao, Xiangyan Yuan, D.G. York, Zhanhai Zhang and Zhenxi Zhu, The sky brightness and transparency in i-band at Dome A, Antarctica, Astronomical Journal, 140, (2010), 602 – 611.

  • Lingzhi Wang, L.M. Macri, K. Krisciunas, Lifan Wang, M.C.B. Ashley, Xiangqun Cui, Long-long Feng, Xuefei Gong, J.S. Lawrence, Qiang Liu, D. Luong-Van, C.R. Pennypacker, Zhaohui Shang, J.W.V. Storey, Huigen Yang, Ji Yang, Xiangyan Yuan, D.G. York, Xu Zhou, Zhenxi Zhu and Zhonghong Zhu, Photometry of variable stars from Dome , Antarctica, Astronomical Journal, 142, (2011), 155 – 168.

  • P. Tremblin, V. Minier, N. Schneider, G. Al. Durand, M. C. B. Ashley, J. S. Lawrence, D. M. Luong-Van, J. W. V. Storey, G. An. Durand, Y. Reinert, C. Veyssiere, C. Walter, P. Ade, P. G. Calisse, Z. Challita, E. Fossat, L. Sabbatini, A. Pellegrini, P. Ricaud, and J. Urban, Site testing for submillimetre astronomy at Dome C in Antarctica, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 535, (2011), A112 – A119.

  • Geoff Sims, Michael C. B. Ashley, Xiangqun Cui, Jon R. Everett, LongLong Feng, Xuefei Gong, Shane Hengst, Zhongwen Hu, Craig Kulesa, Jon S. Lawrence, Daniel M. Luong-Van1, Philippe Ricaud, Zhaohui Shang, John W. V. Storey, Lifan Wang, Huigen Yang, Ji Yang, Xu Zhou, and Zhenxi Zhu, Precipitable water vapour above Dome A, Antarctica, determined from diffuse optical sky spectra, Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 124, (2012), 74 – 83.

  • Geoff Sims, Michael C. B. Ashley, Xiangqun Cui, Jon R. Everett, LongLong Feng, Xuefei Gong, Shane Hengst, Zhongwen Hu, Jon S. Lawrence, Daniel M. Luong-Van, Anna M. Moore, Reed Riddle, Zhaohui Shang, John W. V. Storey, Nick Tothill, Tony Travouillon, Lifan Wang, Huigen Yang, Ji Yang, Xu Zhou, and Zhenxi Zhu, Airglow and Aurorae at Dome A, Antarctic, Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 124, (2012), 637 – 649.

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The University of New South Wales
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