G'day. I'm an Australian astrophysicist named Russell Jurek.
I received my Ph.D. in physics from the University of Queensland in 2010. I'm currently employed as an OCE post-doctoral fellow by the Australian government's Commonwealth's Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and work in the CSIRO Astronomy & Space Sciences division (CASS) at the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) in Sydney, Australia. I also hold an honourary post-doctoral position at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.
This site is a combination of my research interests, personal interests and random thoughts on various subjects. Please use the menu on the left to navigate to the part of the website that interests you. Below is a brief description of what'll you find on this website.
Research & Projects
My research interests and the projects that I'm affiliated with.
A link to the list of my peer reviewed publications from the SAO/NASA ADS database. Admittedly, it isn't necessarily a complete list of my publications.
From here you can download/access all of the software tools that I have publically released. This includes such things as my source finders, source finder framework that generates objects and my sky position generator for MOS observations (as used by the WiggleZ survey).
Conferences & Meetings
A list of conferences and meetings I've attended and/or helped organise.
Work History & Qualifications
A brief online CV.
Recommendations & Reviews
My opinions on various things like useful computer languages and textbooks.
Mac OS X compiling tips for astronomers & astrophysicits
This logs how I've gotten various astronomy tools/libraries to compile on Mac's that I've owned, starting with snow leopard running on an Intel Macbook Pro.
Legalese: The information on this website reflects my own thoughts, opinions & views and in no way speaks for any of the organisations or projects that I am affiliated with.