Fiona H. Panther

Associate Lecturer

School of Science | UNSW Canberra at ADFA

 
At the 2019 New South Wales FameLab semifinals

At the 2019 New South Wales FameLab semifinals

 

About

I am a postdoctoral researcher and associate lecturer at UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). My main interests are microphysical astronomy, particularly the production of antimatter in the Milky Way and supernova nucleosynthesis. Find out more about me, my research and outreach activities.

I suffered a mild traumatic brain injury in May 2019. Let’s talk about how it affects me.

Upcoming talks and events: #LindauAussies at the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureates meeting, Lindau, Germany, 31 June - 7 July

Read: What your fruit bowl and the Galaxy have in common, Woroni


 

Research

Find out more about some of my work on positrons (anti-electrons) in the Milky Way galaxy. You can also learn more about my observational work on SN1991bg-like supernovae, thought to be the source of much of the antimatter in the Milky Way

Recent papers: SN1991bg-like supernovae are associated with old stellar populations , accepted for publication in Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia (PASA)

ESO 417-3, which hosted SN2012fx, a recent SN1991bg-like supernova. Image credit: DSS

ESO 417-3, which hosted SN2012fx, a recent SN1991bg-like supernova. Image credit: DSS