Dr Michael Pracy

H90 - Physics Decant Redfern
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 7981
Fax +61 2 9351 7726

Research interests

Member of the Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIfA).

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Allison, J., Sadler, E., Moss, V., Whiting, M., Hunstead, R., Pracy, M., Curran, S., Croom, S., Glowacki, M., Morganti, R., Feain, I., Lenc, E., et al (2015). Discovery of HI gas in a young radio galaxy at z = 0.44 using the Australian square kilometre array pathfinder. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 453(2), 1249-1267. [More Information]
  • Reeves, S., Sadler, E., Allison, J., Koribalski, B., Curran, S., Pracy, M. (2015). H I emission and absorption in nearby, gas-rich galaxies. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 450(1), 926-942. [More Information]
  • Sharp, R., Allen, J., Fogarty, L., Croom, S., Cortese, L., Green, A., Nielsen, J., Richards, S., Scott, N., Taylor, E., Barnes, L., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Bloom, J., Bryant, J., Lewis, G., McElroy, R., Pracy, M., Schaefer, A., et al (2015). The SAMI Galaxy Survey: cubism and covariance, putting round pegs into square holes. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 446, 1551-1566. [More Information]
  • Allen, J., Croom, S., Konstantopoulos, I., Bryant, J., Sharp, R., Cecil, G., Fogarty, L., Foster, C., Green, A., Ho, I., Schaefer, A., Scott, N., Barnes, L., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Bloom, J., Leon-Saval, S., Pracy, M., Richards, S., et al (2015). The SAMI Galaxy Survey: Early Data Release. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 446, 1567-1583. [More Information]
  • Bryant, J., Owers, M., Robotham, A., Croom, S., Driver, S., Drinkwater, M., Lorente, N., Cortese, L., Scott, N., Colless, M., Schaefer, A., Konstantopoulos, I., Allen, J., Barnes, L., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Bloom, J., Cecil, G., Fogarty, L., Leon-Saval, S., McElroy, R., Lewis, G., Pracy, M., Richards, S., Sharp, R., et al (2015). The SAMI Galaxy Survey: instrument specification and target selection. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 447, 2857-2879. [More Information]
  • Fogarty, L., Scott, N., Owers, M., Croom, S., Bekki, K., Houghton, R., Van De Sande, J., D’Eugenio, F., Cecil, G., Colless, M., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Pracy, M., Allen, J., Bryant, J., Richards, S., et al (2015). The SAMI Pilot Survey: stellar kinematics of galaxies in Abell 85, 168 and 2399. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 454(2), 2050-2066. [More Information]
  • Scott, N., Fogarty, L., Owers, M., Croom, S., Colless, M., Davies, R., Brough, S., Pracy, M., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Jones, D., Allen, J., Bryant, J., Konstantopoulos, I., Richards, S., et al (2015). The SAMI Pilot Survey: the fundamental and mass planes in three low-redshift clusters. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 451, 2723-2734. [More Information]
  • Pracy, M., Owers, M., Zwaan, M., Couch, W., Kuntschner, H., Croom, S., Sadler, E. (2014). Integral field spectroscopy of two H I-rich E+A galaxies. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 443(1), 388-392. [More Information]
  • Fogarty, L., Scott, N., Owers, M., Brough, S., Croom, S., Pracy, M., Houghton, R., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Colless, M., Davies, R., Allen, J., Bryant, J., Richards, S., et al (2014). The SAMI Pilot Survey: the kinematic morphology-density relation in Abell 85, Abell 168 and Abell 2399. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 443(1), 485-503. [More Information]
  • Kazin, E., Koda, J., Blake, C., Padmanabhan, N., Brough, S., Colless, M., Contreras, C., Couch, W., Croom, S., Croton, D., Jelliffe, B., Pracy, M., et al (2014). The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: improved distance measurements to z = 1 with reconstruction of the baryonic acoustic feature. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 441(4), 3524-3542. [More Information]
  • Curran, S., Whiting, M., Tanna, A., Sadler, E., Pracy, M., Athreya, R. (2013). A survey for HI in the distant Universe: The detection of associated 21-cm absorption at z=1.28. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 429(4), 3402-3410. [More Information]
  • Childress, M., Scalzo, R., Sim, S., Tucker, B., Yuan, F., Schmidt, B., Cenko, S., Silverman, J., Contreras, C., Hsiao, E., Pracy, M., et al (2013). Spectroscopic observations of sn 2012fr: A luminous, normal type ia supernova with early high-velocity features and a late velocity plateau. The Astrophysical Journal, 770(1), 1-20. [More Information]
  • Pracy, M., Croom, S., Sadler, E., Couch, W., Kuntschner, H., Bekki, K., Owers, M., Zwaan, M., Turner, J., Bergmann, M. (2013). Stellar population gradients and spatially resolved kinematics in luminous post-starburst galaxies. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 432(4), 3131-3140. [More Information]
  • Zwaan, M., Kuntschner, H., Pracy, M., Couch, W. (2013). The cold gas content of post-starburst galaxies. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 432(1), 492-499. [More Information]
  • Banerji, M., Glazebrook, K., Blake, C., Brough, S., Colless, M., Contreras, C., Couch, W., Croton, D., Croom, S., Davis, T., Jelliffe, B., Pracy, M., et al (2013). The stellar masses of ̃40 000 uv selected galaxies from the wigglez survey at 0.3 < z < 1.0: Analogues of lyman break galaxies? Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 431(3), 2209-2229. [More Information]
  • Marin, F., Blake, C., Poole, G., McBride, C., Brough, S., Colless, M., Contreras, C., Couch, W., Croton, D., Croom, S., Jelliffe, B., Pracy, M., et al (2013). The wigglez dark energy survey: Constraining galaxy bias and cosmic growth with three-point correlation functions. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 432(4), 2654-2668. [More Information]
  • Contreras, C., Blake, C., Poole, G., Marin, F., Brough, S., Colless, M., Couch, W., Croom, S., Croton, D., Davis, T., Jelliffe, B., Pracy, M., et al (2013). The wiggleZ dark energy survey: Measuring the cosmic growth rate with the two-point galaxy correlation function. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 430(2), 924-933. [More Information]
  • Jurek, R., Drinkwater, M., Pimbblet, K., Glazebrook, K., Blake, C., Brough, S., Colless, M., Contreras, C., Couch, W., Croom, S., Jelliffe, B., Pracy, M., et al (2013). The Wigglez dark energy survey: Star formation in uv-luminous galaxies from their luminosity functions. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 434(1), 257-281. [More Information]
  • Pracy, M., Owers, M., Couch, W., Küntschner, H., Bekki, K., Briggs, F., Lah, P., Zwaan, M. (2012). Stellar population gradients in the cores of nearby field E+A galaxies. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 420(3), 2232-2244. [More Information]
  • Parkinson, D., Riemer-Sorensen, S., Blake, C., Poole, G., Davis, T., Brough, S., Colless, M., Contreras, C., Couch, W., Croom, S., Jelliffe, B., Pracy, M., et al (2012). The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: Final data release and cosmological results. Physical Review D, 86(10), 1-22. [More Information]
  • Li, I., Yee, H., Blake, C., Brough, S., Colless, M., Contreras, C., Couch, W., Croom, S., Davis, T., Drinkwater, M., Jelliffe, B., Pracy, M., et al (2012). The WiggleZ dark energy survey: Galaxy evolution at 0.25 <= z <= 0.75 using the second red-sequence cluster survey. The Astrophysical Journal, 747(2), 1-21. [More Information]
  • Blake, C., Brough, S., Colless, M., Contreras, C., Couch, W., Croom, S., Croton, D., Davis, T., Drinkwater, M., Forster, K., Jelliffe, B., Pracy, M., et al (2012). The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: joint measurements of the expansion and growth history at z < 1. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 425(1), 405-414. [More Information]
  • Scrimgeour, M., Davis, T., Blake, C., James, J., Poole, G., Staveley-Smith, L., Brough, S., Colless, M., Contreras, C., Couch, W., Croom, S., Jelliffe, B., Pracy, M., et al (2012). The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: the transition to large-scale cosmic homogeneity. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 425(1), 116-134. [More Information]
  • Riemer-Sorensen, S., Blake, C., Parkinson, D., Davis, T., Brough, S., Colless, M., Contreras, C., Couch, W., Croom, S., Croton, D., Jelliffe, B., Pracy, M., et al (2012). WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: Cosmological neutrino mass constraint from blue high-redshift galaxies. Physical Review D, 85(8), 1-7. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Pracy, M., Ching, J., Croom, S., Sadler, E. (2012). The stellar populations in low excitation and high excitation radio galaxies. [More Information]

2015

  • Allison, J., Sadler, E., Moss, V., Whiting, M., Hunstead, R., Pracy, M., Curran, S., Croom, S., Glowacki, M., Morganti, R., Feain, I., Lenc, E., et al (2015). Discovery of HI gas in a young radio galaxy at z = 0.44 using the Australian square kilometre array pathfinder. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 453(2), 1249-1267. [More Information]
  • Reeves, S., Sadler, E., Allison, J., Koribalski, B., Curran, S., Pracy, M. (2015). H I emission and absorption in nearby, gas-rich galaxies. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 450(1), 926-942. [More Information]
  • Sharp, R., Allen, J., Fogarty, L., Croom, S., Cortese, L., Green, A., Nielsen, J., Richards, S., Scott, N., Taylor, E., Barnes, L., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Bloom, J., Bryant, J., Lewis, G., McElroy, R., Pracy, M., Schaefer, A., et al (2015). The SAMI Galaxy Survey: cubism and covariance, putting round pegs into square holes. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 446, 1551-1566. [More Information]
  • Allen, J., Croom, S., Konstantopoulos, I., Bryant, J., Sharp, R., Cecil, G., Fogarty, L., Foster, C., Green, A., Ho, I., Schaefer, A., Scott, N., Barnes, L., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Bloom, J., Leon-Saval, S., Pracy, M., Richards, S., et al (2015). The SAMI Galaxy Survey: Early Data Release. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 446, 1567-1583. [More Information]
  • Bryant, J., Owers, M., Robotham, A., Croom, S., Driver, S., Drinkwater, M., Lorente, N., Cortese, L., Scott, N., Colless, M., Schaefer, A., Konstantopoulos, I., Allen, J., Barnes, L., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Bloom, J., Cecil, G., Fogarty, L., Leon-Saval, S., McElroy, R., Lewis, G., Pracy, M., Richards, S., Sharp, R., et al (2015). The SAMI Galaxy Survey: instrument specification and target selection. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 447, 2857-2879. [More Information]
  • Fogarty, L., Scott, N., Owers, M., Croom, S., Bekki, K., Houghton, R., Van De Sande, J., D’Eugenio, F., Cecil, G., Colless, M., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Pracy, M., Allen, J., Bryant, J., Richards, S., et al (2015). The SAMI Pilot Survey: stellar kinematics of galaxies in Abell 85, 168 and 2399. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 454(2), 2050-2066. [More Information]
  • Scott, N., Fogarty, L., Owers, M., Croom, S., Colless, M., Davies, R., Brough, S., Pracy, M., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Jones, D., Allen, J., Bryant, J., Konstantopoulos, I., Richards, S., et al (2015). The SAMI Pilot Survey: the fundamental and mass planes in three low-redshift clusters. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 451, 2723-2734. [More Information]

2014

  • Pracy, M., Owers, M., Zwaan, M., Couch, W., Kuntschner, H., Croom, S., Sadler, E. (2014). Integral field spectroscopy of two H I-rich E+A galaxies. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 443(1), 388-392. [More Information]
  • Fogarty, L., Scott, N., Owers, M., Brough, S., Croom, S., Pracy, M., Houghton, R., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Colless, M., Davies, R., Allen, J., Bryant, J., Richards, S., et al (2014). The SAMI Pilot Survey: the kinematic morphology-density relation in Abell 85, Abell 168 and Abell 2399. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 443(1), 485-503. [More Information]
  • Kazin, E., Koda, J., Blake, C., Padmanabhan, N., Brough, S., Colless, M., Contreras, C., Couch, W., Croom, S., Croton, D., Jelliffe, B., Pracy, M., et al (2014). The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: improved distance measurements to z = 1 with reconstruction of the baryonic acoustic feature. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 441(4), 3524-3542. [More Information]

2013

  • Curran, S., Whiting, M., Tanna, A., Sadler, E., Pracy, M., Athreya, R. (2013). A survey for HI in the distant Universe: The detection of associated 21-cm absorption at z=1.28. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 429(4), 3402-3410. [More Information]
  • Childress, M., Scalzo, R., Sim, S., Tucker, B., Yuan, F., Schmidt, B., Cenko, S., Silverman, J., Contreras, C., Hsiao, E., Pracy, M., et al (2013). Spectroscopic observations of sn 2012fr: A luminous, normal type ia supernova with early high-velocity features and a late velocity plateau. The Astrophysical Journal, 770(1), 1-20. [More Information]
  • Pracy, M., Croom, S., Sadler, E., Couch, W., Kuntschner, H., Bekki, K., Owers, M., Zwaan, M., Turner, J., Bergmann, M. (2013). Stellar population gradients and spatially resolved kinematics in luminous post-starburst galaxies. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 432(4), 3131-3140. [More Information]
  • Zwaan, M., Kuntschner, H., Pracy, M., Couch, W. (2013). The cold gas content of post-starburst galaxies. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 432(1), 492-499. [More Information]
  • Banerji, M., Glazebrook, K., Blake, C., Brough, S., Colless, M., Contreras, C., Couch, W., Croton, D., Croom, S., Davis, T., Jelliffe, B., Pracy, M., et al (2013). The stellar masses of ̃40 000 uv selected galaxies from the wigglez survey at 0.3 < z < 1.0: Analogues of lyman break galaxies? Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 431(3), 2209-2229. [More Information]
  • Marin, F., Blake, C., Poole, G., McBride, C., Brough, S., Colless, M., Contreras, C., Couch, W., Croton, D., Croom, S., Jelliffe, B., Pracy, M., et al (2013). The wigglez dark energy survey: Constraining galaxy bias and cosmic growth with three-point correlation functions. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 432(4), 2654-2668. [More Information]
  • Contreras, C., Blake, C., Poole, G., Marin, F., Brough, S., Colless, M., Couch, W., Croom, S., Croton, D., Davis, T., Jelliffe, B., Pracy, M., et al (2013). The wiggleZ dark energy survey: Measuring the cosmic growth rate with the two-point galaxy correlation function. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 430(2), 924-933. [More Information]
  • Jurek, R., Drinkwater, M., Pimbblet, K., Glazebrook, K., Blake, C., Brough, S., Colless, M., Contreras, C., Couch, W., Croom, S., Jelliffe, B., Pracy, M., et al (2013). The Wigglez dark energy survey: Star formation in uv-luminous galaxies from their luminosity functions. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 434(1), 257-281. [More Information]

2012

  • Pracy, M., Owers, M., Couch, W., Küntschner, H., Bekki, K., Briggs, F., Lah, P., Zwaan, M. (2012). Stellar population gradients in the cores of nearby field E+A galaxies. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 420(3), 2232-2244. [More Information]
  • Pracy, M., Ching, J., Croom, S., Sadler, E. (2012). The stellar populations in low excitation and high excitation radio galaxies. [More Information]
  • Parkinson, D., Riemer-Sorensen, S., Blake, C., Poole, G., Davis, T., Brough, S., Colless, M., Contreras, C., Couch, W., Croom, S., Jelliffe, B., Pracy, M., et al (2012). The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: Final data release and cosmological results. Physical Review D, 86(10), 1-22. [More Information]
  • Li, I., Yee, H., Blake, C., Brough, S., Colless, M., Contreras, C., Couch, W., Croom, S., Davis, T., Drinkwater, M., Jelliffe, B., Pracy, M., et al (2012). The WiggleZ dark energy survey: Galaxy evolution at 0.25 <= z <= 0.75 using the second red-sequence cluster survey. The Astrophysical Journal, 747(2), 1-21. [More Information]
  • Blake, C., Brough, S., Colless, M., Contreras, C., Couch, W., Croom, S., Croton, D., Davis, T., Drinkwater, M., Forster, K., Jelliffe, B., Pracy, M., et al (2012). The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: joint measurements of the expansion and growth history at z < 1. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 425(1), 405-414. [More Information]
  • Scrimgeour, M., Davis, T., Blake, C., James, J., Poole, G., Staveley-Smith, L., Brough, S., Colless, M., Contreras, C., Couch, W., Croom, S., Jelliffe, B., Pracy, M., et al (2012). The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: the transition to large-scale cosmic homogeneity. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 425(1), 116-134. [More Information]
  • Riemer-Sorensen, S., Blake, C., Parkinson, D., Davis, T., Brough, S., Colless, M., Contreras, C., Couch, W., Croom, S., Croton, D., Jelliffe, B., Pracy, M., et al (2012). WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: Cosmological neutrino mass constraint from blue high-redshift galaxies. Physical Review D, 85(8), 1-7. [More Information]

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