Dr. Alan Duffy

Dr. Alan Duffy

Associate Professor Duffy is an astrophysicist at Swinburne University creating baby universes on supercomputers to understand how galaxies like our Milky Way form and grow within vast halos of invisible dark matter.

He is attempting to find this dark matter as part of SABRE, the world’s first dark matter detector in the Southern Hemisphere at the bottom of a gold mine in Stawell, Victoria.

He is also an Associate Investigator in two ARC Centres of Excellence investigating the origin of matter (CAASTRO-3D) and seeing the Universe with gravitational waves (OzGrav).

When not exploring simulated universes Alan lectures in physics as well as science communication at Swinburne University of Technology.

Every fortnight Alan tries to explain breaking science from UFO sightings to the latest NASA discoveries on his space segment with ABC Breakfast News TV, ABC Radio Sydney with Robbie Buck and ABC Radio Melbourne with Clare Bowditch. He is also a regular on Ten’s The Project, Nine’s Today Weekends as well as TripleJ’s Hack show.

You can hear Alan in his new ABC Radio National Cosmic Vertigo, see him the in the latest Todd Samson science show Life on the Line or catch him at any number of public speaking events. Everything from the Sydney Opera House with TEDx Sydney, to opening in front of 5000 Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s fans. He’s even toured Australia with the BBC’s Science of Doctor Who show.

He was the Ambassador for the Sydney Science Festival 2016, and host for Famelab showcasing science talent across Australia.

He wrote and starred in a science show about dark matter, Dark, shown in 148 planetariums in 25 countries worldwide.

His other writing pursuits include his own column in The Conversation and Australia’s most popular science magazine Cosmos.

He was named one of Men’s Style Magazine’s Men of Influence, WA Sunday Time Magazine’s Best and Brightest as well as a finalist for the National Eureka Award for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research, Victorian State Finalist in the Fresh Science Award for science communication and recently Commbank’s Australian of the Day.

In his spare time, you can find Alan speaking around the country at various conferences and corporate events.

He is in high demand for his simple explanations of complex scientific theories.

Dr. Alan Duffy

Radio

AFTERNOONS
Regular appearances. ABC Melbourne, 2014-Present
BREAKFAST
Regular appearances. ABC Sydney, 2016-Present
ABC AM & PM
Guest appearances. ABC Radio National, 2015-2017
EVENINGS
Guest appearances. ABC Melbourne, 2017
BREAKFAST
Guest appearances. ABC Melbourne, 2015-Present
DRIVE
Guest appearances. ABC Melbourne, 2014-2017
CONVERSATIONS
Guest appearances. ABC Melbourne, 2015- 2017
DRIVE
Guest appearances. ABC Radio National, 2014-2016
AFTERNOONS
Guest appearances. FiveAA Adelaide, 2014- 2016
BREAKFAST
Guest appearances. 2UE, 2016
MORNINGS
Guest appearances. ABC Melbourne, 2014-2016
BREAKFAST, MORNINGS & AFTERNOONS
Guest appearances. 3AW Melbourne, 2014-2016
BREAKFAST
Guest appearances. ABC Radio National, 2016
HACK
Guest appearances. Triple J nationally, 2016
NEWSRADIO
Guest Appearances. ABC News Radio, 2015-2016
WEEKENDS
Guest appearances. ABC Brisbane, 2016
CONVERSATIONS
Guest appearances. ABC Brisbane, 2014-2015
EVENINGS
Guest appearances. 2014-2015
VERONICA & LEWIS
Guest appearances. Triple J nationally, 2015
BREAKFAST
Guest appearances. Triple R, 2015
THE ONE PERCENTERS
Regular appearances. Triple M nationally, 2014

 

Television

LIFE ON THE LINE
Guest scientist (two episodes). ABCTV, 2017
BACK TO EARTH: STARGAZING LIVE
Guest panellist. ABC2, 2017
THE PROJECT
Semi-regular guest appearances. Network Ten, 2014-Present
ABC BREAKFAST
Regular appearances. ABCTV, 2014-Present
ABC NEWS 24
Guest appearances on Mornings, Afternoons & Evenings. ABCTV, 2014-Present
SUNRISE
Guest appearance. Seven Network, 2016
ABC WEEKEND BREAKFAST
Guest appearances. ABCTV, 2016
WEEKEND TODAY
Guest appearances. Nine Network, 2016
NINE NEWS
Guest appearance. Nine Network, 2016
LATELINE
Guest appearances. ABCTV, 2015-2016
THE DRUM
Guest appearance. ABCTV, 2015
THE DAILY EDITION
Guest appearance. Seven Network, 2015
NETWORK 10 NEWS
Guest appearance. Network Ten, 2015
CATALYST
Guest appearances. ABCTV, 2014-2015
SKY NEWS- AFTERNOONS
Guest appearances. Sky News. 2014-2015
WEEKEND SUNRISE
Guest appearances. Seven Network, 2014-2015
SEVEN NETWORK NEWS
Guest appearance. Seven Network, 2014
ABC3 NEWS
Guest appearance. ABCTV, 2014
AL JAZEERA NEWS
Guest appearances. Al Jazeera, 2013- 2014

 

Writing

Cosmos Magazine
Regular contributor. 2015-Current
The Conversation
Regular columnist. 2015-Current
ABC The Drum
Regular columnist. 2015-Current

 

Corporate / Industry Engagements

“Science in the Surveys”, Geological Survey of Victoria
Keynote speaker. 2017

“Future for Science interview: Senator Kim Carr”, Parliament House
Chairperson. 2017

“Australian Space Science”, Panelist, Questacon, Canberra
Keynote speaker. 2017

“Building science superstars”, Publishers Conference, RiAus
Keynote speaker. 2017

“All about Dark Matter”, U3A, Melbourne
Keynote speaker. 2017

“Dark Matter Flows” at “Connecting Astrophysical DM with Direct Detection”, CAASTRO-COEPP Workshop, University of Melbourne
Keynote speaker. 2017

“Resourcing the future”, Unearthed Demo Day, Perth
Keynote speaker. 2016

“Exploring new frontiers”, International Mining & Resources Conference
Keynote speaker. 2016

“Is VR better than real life?”, PAX2016, Melbourne, Australia
Guest panelist. 2016

“Diversity in Science Lecture”, Melbourne, Australia
Keynote speaker. 2016

“Education & Outreach Workshop”, EPOC, Melbourne, Australia
Guest panelist. 2016

“Southern Skies”, LABCON, Melbourne, Australia
Keynote speaker. 2015

“Make science cool and fund it!”, Junket, Canberra
Chairperson. 2015

“Southern Skies”, International Beam Instrumentation Conference, MCEC
Keynote speaker. 2015

“Are We Alone”, Panel Discussion at National Library, Canberra, Australia
Keynote speaker. 2015

“Data For Good”, Panel Discussion at Vivid Festival, MCA, Sydney
Guest panelist. 2015

“The power of simple questions”, TEDx Sydney, Australia
2015

“Outreach – Why Reach Out?”, Edges of Astronomy, Australian Academy of Science
Chairperson. 2015

“Seeing in the Dark”, OzViz 2012, Perth Australia
Keynote speaker. 2012

“Stellar Innovations”, TEDx, Perth, Australia
2012

“Simulations in the Age of ASKAP”, eResearch, CSIRO Supercomputer meeting
Keynote speaker. 2012

  • Bio
  • CV

Contact us for any inquiries