Doctor Luke Barnes

Doctor Luke Barnes

Lecturer in Science,
Physical Sciences

Biography

Luke A. Barnes is a Lecturer in astronomy and cosmology. With PhD at the University of Cambridge, he has published papers in the field of galaxy formation and on the fine-tuning of the Universe for life. He is the author, with Geraint Lewis, of "A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos" and "The Cosmic Revolutionary's Handbook: (Or: How to Beat the Big Bang)", published by Cambridge University Press.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Barnes.

Qualifications

  • Phd University of Cambridge (UK)

Interests

  • Astronomy
  • Cosmology
  • Physics

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Physical Sciences

Contact

Email: L.Barnes@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 610
Mobile:
Location: Y2 13
Penrith (Kingswood)

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 301113 Programming for Data Science, 2020

Publications

Books

  • Barnes, L. and Lewis, G. (2020), 'The Cosmic Revolutionary's Handbook (Or: How to Beat the Big Bang)', : Cambridge University Press 9781108486705.

Chapters in Books

  • Barnes, L. (2022), 'The fine-tuning of the universe for life', The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Physics, Routledge 9781138653078.
  • Barnes, L. (2017), 'Testing the multiverse : Bayes, fine-tuning and typicality', The Philosophy of Cosmology, Cambridge University Press 9781107145399.

Journal Articles

  • Lewis, G. and Barnes, L. (2021), 'The one-way speed of light and the Milne universe', Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol 38 .
  • Lewis, G. and Barnes, L. (2021), 'The trouble with "puddle thinking" : a user's guide to the anthropic principle', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol 154, no Pt. 1 , pp 6 - 11.
  • Barnes, L. and Lewis, G. (2021), 'Under an iron sky : on the entropy at the start of the Universe', Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol 38 .
  • Barnes, L. (2020), 'A reasonable little question : a formulation of the fine-tuning argument', Ergo, vol 6, no 42 , pp 1220 - 1257.
  • Joseph, T., Filipovic, M., Crawford, E., Bojicic, I., Alexander, E., Wong, G., Andernach, H., Leverenz, H., Norris, R., Alsaberi, R., Anderson, C., Barnes, L., Bozzetto, L., Bufano, F., Bunton, J., Cavallaro, F., Collier, J., Denes, H., Fukui, Y., Galvin, T., Haberl, F., Ingallinera, A., Kapinska, A., Koribalski, B., Kothes, R., Li, D., Maggi, P., Maitra, C., Manojlovic, P., Marvil, J., Maxted, N., O'Brien, A., Oliveira, J., Pennock, C., Riggi, S., Rowell, G., Rudnick, L., Sano, H., Sasaki, M., Seymour, N., Soria, R., Stupar, M., Tothill, N., Trigilio, C., Tsuge, K., Umana, G., Urosevic, D., Van Loon, J., Vardoulaki, E., Velovic, V., Yew, M., Leahy, D., Chu, Y., Michalowski, M., Kavanagh, P. and Grieve, K. (2019), 'The ASKAP-EMU Early Science Project : radio continuum survey of the Small Magellanic Cloud', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 490, no 1 , pp 1202 - 1219.
  • Alsaberi, R., Barnes, L., Filipovic, M., Maxted, N., Sano, H., Rowell, G., Bozzetto, L., Gurovich, S., Urosevic, D., Onic, D., For, B., Manojlovic, P., Wong, G., Galvin, T., Kavanagh, P., Ralph, N., Crawford, E., Sasaki, M., Haberl, F., Maggi, P., Tothill, N. and Fukui, Y. (2019), 'Radio emission from interstellar shocks : young type Ia supernova remnants and the case of N 103B in the Large Magellanic Cloud', Astrophysics and Space Science, vol 364, no 11 .
  • Sano, H., Yamane, Y., Tokuda, K., Fujii, K., Tsuge, K., Nagaya, T., Yoshiike, S., Filipovic, M., Alsaberi, R., Barnes, L., Barnes, L., Onishi, T., Kawamura, A., Minamidani, T., Mizuno, N., Yamamoto, H., Tachihara, K., Maxted, N., Voisin, F., Rowell, G., Yamaguchi, H. and Fukui, Y. (2018), 'Molecular clouds associated with the Type Ia SNR N103B in the Large Magellanic Cloud', Astrophysical Journal, vol 867, no 1 .
  • Barnes, L., Elahi, P., Salcido, J., Bower, R., Lewis, G., Theuns, T., Schaller, M., Crain, R. and Schaye, J. (2018), 'Galaxy formation efficiency and the multiverse explanation of the cosmological constant with EAGLE simulations', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 477, no 3 , pp 3727 - 3743.
  • Tescari, E., Cortese, L., Power, C., Wyithe, J., Ho, I., Crain, R., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Croom, S., Kewley, L., Schaye, J., Bower, R., Theuns, T., Schaller, M., Barnes, L., Brough, S., Bryant, J., Goodwin, M., Gunawardhana, M., Lawrence, J., Leslie, S., Lopez-Sanchez, A., Lorente, N., Medling, A., Richards, S., Sweet, S. and Tonini, C. (2018), 'The SAMI galaxy survey : understanding observations of large-scale outflows at low redshift with EAGLE simulations', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 473, no 1 , pp 380 - 397.
  • Barnes, L. (2018), 'Fine-tuning in the context of Bayesian theory testing', European Journal for Philosophy of Science, vol 8, no 2 , pp 253 - 269.
  • Salcido, J., Bower, R., Barnes, L., Lewis, G., Elahi, P., Theuns, T., Schaller, M., Crain, R. and Schaye, J. (2018), 'The impact of dark energy on galaxy formation : what does the future of our Universe hold?', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 477, no 3 , pp 3744 - 3759.
  • Lewis, G., Barnes, L. and Sticka, M. (2018), 'Bell's spaceships : the views from Bow and Stern', Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol 35 .
  • Barnes, L. and Lewis, G. (2017), 'Producing the deuteron in stars : anthropic limits on fundamental constants', Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, vol 2017, no 7 .
  • Lewis, G., Barnes, L. and Kaushik, R. (2016), 'Primordial nucleosynthesis in the Rh = ct cosmology : pouring cold water on the simmering universe', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 460, no 1 , pp 291 - 296.

Previous Projects

Title: A Fractured Universe - Fundamental Physics, Symmetry and Life
Funder:
  • John Templeton Foundation
Western Researchers: Luke Barnes and Miroslav Filipovic
Years: 2018-03-05 - 2020-06-05
ID: P00024705

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