Professor Buckley specializes in astrophysical research in high-energy phenomena. His research interests include the origin of cosmic rays, gamma-ray and multi-wavelength observations of active galaxies and experimental cosmology.
Awards & Honors
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|2020||Fellow of the American Physical Society|
|2016||Outstanding Referee for Physical Review Letters|
|2004||The Academy of Science of St. Louis Innovation Award|
|1998||Department of Energy, Outstanding Junior Investigator Award|
|1997||The Shakti Duggal Award - 25th International Cosmic Ray Conference|
|1996||Smithsonian Institution Special Achievement Award|
|1989-1992||NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program grant|
Leader of the cold-electronics task in the ADMX collaboration, working with WU faculty Murch and Henriksen on the development of quantum-limited-sensors for the current experiment and the proposed ADMX-EFR experiment.
Development of quantum-noise limited sensors for dark matter searches, including a new DOE-funded program to grow high quality NbTiN superconducting thin films by Molecular Beam Epitaxy to produce parametric amplifiers and other devices that can operate in a high magnetic field.
PI of an NSF ATI proposal to add a wide-field, high-speed optical monitoring capability to VERITAS for searches for stellar occultation by outer solar system bodies, and to search for optical counterparts of astrophysical transients such as Fast Radio Bursts.
Founding member of VERITAS and the US-CTA consortium and contributor to the development of the field of ground-based gamma-ray astronomy. Technical contributions to the experiments include the design of key elements of the camera readout electronics.
Early work on establishing the potential of ground-based gamma-ray measurements (and multi wavelength data) for studying active galaxies, searching for the origins of galactic cosmic rays (through observations of supernova remnants), and searching for gamma-ray signatures of annihilating dark matter.
Spokesperson for the Advanced Particle-astrophysics Telescope (APT) - A probe-class mission concept aimed at providing instantaneous all-sky coverage of MeV transients for multi messenger studies of compact-object mergers and to continue the work of Fermi to constrain the natural parameter space for WIMP dark matter.
PI and Spokesperson of ADAPT - an approved NASA suborbital mission for MeV-GeV gamma-ray measurements (and pathfinder for APT) scheduled for a 2025 flight from McMurdo, Antarctica.