Doctor Luke Barnes

Doctor Luke Barnes

Lecturer In Science,

Adjunct Fellow,
Dean's Unit School of Science


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.

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  • Phd University of Cambridge (UK)


  • Astronomy
  • Cosmology
  • Physics

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Science
  • Dean's Unit School of Science


Phone: (02) 47360 610
Location: Y2 13
Penrith (Kingswood)

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Current Teaching Areas

  • 301113 Programming for Data Science


Journal Articles

  • 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. 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. 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 .

Previous Projects

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

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