Scientific publications

See my ADS listing


Technical publications

The E-ELT Design Reference Mission,
J. Liske (editor and co-author) et al., 2011, ESO publication E-TRE-ESO-080-0717

OWL Instrument Concept Study: COsmic Dynamics EXperiment (CODEX),
L. Pasquini et al. (incl J. Liske), 2005, ESO publication OWL-CSR-ESO-00000-0160.

Automated detection and analysis of object motion in CCD sky images,
M. Ashley, J. Liske, C. Bembrick, B. Carter, P. Mitchell, 1996, UNSW, project report for Lockheed Engineering & Sciences Company.



Cosmology with the Lyman Alpha Forest,
J. Liske, 2000, Ph.D. thesis, University of New South Wales.

Large Scale Structure in the Lyman Alpha Forest,
J. Liske, 1997, Diplom (~MSc) thesis, University of Bonn.



A Sneak Preview of the E-ELT Design Reference Science Plan Questionnaire Results,
M. Kissler-Patig, A. Küpcü-Yoldaş, J. Liske, 2010, The Messenger, 138, 11.

GAMA: towards a physical understanding of galaxy formation,
S.P. Driver, P. Norberg, I.K. Baldry, S.P. Bamford, A.M. Hopkins, J. Liske, J. Loveday, J.A. Peacock and the GAMA Team, 2009, Astronomy & Geophysics, 50, 5.12.

E-ELT and the Cosmic Expansion History – A Far Stretch?,
J. Liske and the CODEX Team, 2008, The Messenger, 133, 10.

Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA),
S.P. Driver and the GAMA Team (incl J. Liske), 2008, AAO Newsletter, 114, 3.

Why we need survey-style bulge-disk decomposition,
J. Liske, S.P. Driver, poster presentation at the 1st Subaru International Conference "Panoramic Views of Galaxy Formation and Evolution" (Hayama, 11-16 December 2007).

Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) - The case for a new redshift survey of 250,000 galaxies,
I. Baldry, S. Driver, A. Hopkins, J. Liske, R. Nichol, P. Norberg, J. Peacock and the GAMA team, poster presentation at the RAS National Astronomy Meeting (Preston, 16-20 April 2007) and at the IAU Symposium 245 "Formation and Evolution of Galaxy Bulges" (Oxford, 16-20 July 2007).

A new understanding of the visible Universe,
S.P. Driver, J. Liske, 2007, PPARC Frontiers, 26, ?.

The Millennium Galaxy Catalogue,
S.P. Driver, J. Liske, A.W. Graham, 2007, AAO Newsletter, 111, 5.

CODEX: Measuring the Expansion of the Universe (and beyond),
L. Pasquini, S. Cristiani, H. Dekker, M. Haehnelt, P. Molaro, F. Pepe, G. Avila, B. Delabre, S. D'Odorico, J. Liske, P. Shaver, P. Bonifacio, S. Borgani, V. D'Odorico, E. Vanzella, F. Bouchy, M. Dessauges, C. Lovis, M. Mayor, D. Queloz, S. Udry, M. Murphy, M. Viel, A. Grazian, S. Levshakov, L. Moscardini, T. Wiklind, S. Zucker, 2005, The Messenger, 122, 10.

CODEX - Cosmic Dynamics Experiment,
J. Liske, L. Pasquini for the CODEX Team, poster presentation at the conference "Open Questions in Cosmology: the First Billion Years" (Garching, 22-26 August 2005).

The Bivariate Brightness Distribution of Galaxy Disks,
J. Liske, S.P. Driver, P.D. Allen, poster presentation at the conference "Island Universes - Structure and Evolution of Disk Galaxies" (Terschelling, 3-8 July 2005).

First Light of SINFONI at the VLT,
H. Bonnet, et al. (incl J. Liske), 2004, The Messenger, 117, 17.

PD2H: A New Survey to Measure the Primordial Deuterium Abundance,
J.K. Webb, A. Fernández-Soto, J. Liske, A. Ortiz-Gil, R.F. Carswell, A. Vidal-Madjar, M. Lemoine, S. Burles, poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Astronomical Society of Australia (Sydney, 9-12 July 1999).

A Composite z ~ 3.5 QSO Spectrum,
A. Fernández-Soto, J. Liske, J.K. Webb, poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Astronomical Society of Australia (Sydney, 9-12 July 1999).


In the Media and Outreach

Der Kosmos ist am Einnicken,
FAZ, 20 Aug 2015

Das Universum stirbt,
Funkhaus Europa, 12 Aug 2015

Astronomers Present New Research On The Aging Universe,
National Public Radio, 10 Aug 2015

Universe slowly dying as old stars fade faster than new ones are born,
The Guardian, 10 Aug 2015

The Universe Is Dying,
IFLScience, 10 Aug 2015

Eventually, our universe will be completely dark,
Deutsche Welle, 10 Aug 2015

Interview about E-ELT,
Episode 38, Awesome Astronomy, 01 Aug 2015

Mega-telescopes sprouting in Chile and Hawaii,
Engineering and Technology Magazine, 14 Jul 2015

Interview on Hubble's 25th Birthday,
Deutschlandradio, 25 Apr 2015

Interview about ESO's Very Large Telescope,
Episode 33, Awesome Astronomy, 01 Mar 2015

Največje oko zazrto v nebo,
Frequency X, 15 Jan 2015

Dr. J and the World’s Biggest Telescope,
Planetary Radio, 13 Jan 2015

How the World's Largest Telescope Will Hunt for Alien Life,, 11 Dec 2014

Breaking Ground Now: Next-Gen Giant Telescopes,
Photonics Spectra, 15 Nov 2014

Digital Village Radio, 20 Sep 2014

Weltraum: Der Countdown hat begonnen ,
arte, 14 Sep 2014

Space Heritage 100,
NHK, Sep 2014

Interview about ESO's 3.6m telescope,
Episode 25, Awesome Astronomy, 01 Jul 2014

The European Extremely Large Telescope,
omega tau podcast, 20 Jun 2014

Chilean Mountain to Be Blasted for New Telescope,, 19 Jun 2014

Watch: Blowing Up a Mountain to Make Way for World’s Biggest Telescope,, 19 Jun 2014

Mountain top in Chile to be blasted off for Extremely Large Telescope,, 18 Jun 2014

Engineers will blast the top of a mountain to build an Extremely Large Telescope,
Deutsche Welle, 10 Jun 2014

Table mountain telescope,
Deutsche Welle, 09 Jun 2014

Interview about ESO,
Episode 20, Awesome Astronomy, 01 Feb 2014

New Telescope Will Be World’s Largest,
ABC News, 28 Jan 2014

Unser Auge im Universum,
Capriccio, Bayerisches Fernsehen, 16 Jan 2014

Interview on Ingolf Lück Show,
Antenne 1, 07 Dec 2013

Big Photonics Advances Build and Power Big Telescopes,
Photonics Spectra, 15 Nov 2013

Interview with University of Porto TV,
TVU, 24 Oct 2013

E-ELT - looking into black holes,
Deutsche Welle TV, 02 Sep 2013

Exoplanets: New missions hunting for alien worlds,, 29 Aug 2013

European Southern Observatory (ESO) Sets 'First Light' For World's Largest Telescope,, 20 Mar 2013

The £900m galaxy request,
Sunday Express, 10 Mar 2013

Interview about asteroid 2012 DA14,
SWR 3 Morningshow, 14 Feb 2013

Neue Aussicht ins All – Ist Leben auf anderen Planeten möglich?,
Planetopia, Sat.1, 21 Jan 2013

Interview about dark energy and the redshift drift,, 07 Nov 2012

Looking ahead to the Extremely Large Telescope in Chile,, 24 Oct 2012

ESO Astronomen feiern ihr 50jähriges Jubiläum,
Deutsche Welle TV, 11 Oct 2012

A day in the life of ESO

A day in the life of ESO,
A live, 6-h webcast celebrating ESO's 50th anniversary, 05 Oct 2012

E-ELT interview,
IQ Wissenschaft und Forschung, Bayern 2, 05 Oct 2012

Europe to the Stars

Europe to the Stars,
Documentary celebrating ESO's 50th anniversary, 05 Sep 2012

Un ojo gigante para descubrir los secretos del universo,
Deutsche Welle, 28 Jul 2012

E-ELT interview,
Deutschlandradio Kultur, 14 Jun 2012

Astronomer Dr. Joe Liske explores questions about Dark Energy,, 22 May 2012

So weit sind die Sterne weg (print version),
Südkurier, 18 May 2012

Kosmologie, Riesenteleskope und observierende Astronomie,
Bayern 2, artmix.gespräch, 03 Feb 2012

Aktiv, 17 Dec 2011

TEDx talk on the European Extremely Large Telescope,
TEDxBucharest, 11 Nov 2011

short appearances on "Hallo 2011",
in SWR 3 radio, 2011, 2012

Hubble – Mission Universum,
Astronomy show, Servus TV, 2011–2012

An astronomer in a 3D world (print version),
Science in School, Issue 17, Winter 2010

2010 – Sensation im Weltraum,
Südkurier, 01 Oct 2010

Mit dem Riesenteleskop auf der Suche nach Leben im All (print version),
Südkurier, 05 Aug 2010

Den Beginn der Zeit im Blick,
tz, 20 Jul 2010

Blick ins All (mp3),
Saarländischer Rundfunk, 06 Jul 2010

Jane Mond – 00* jagt Dr. NoESO, Österreichs langer Weg zur Europäischen Südsternwarte,
Okto TV, 04 Jul 2010

Das Auge 3D in Mainz,
OK:TV Mainz, 19 Jun 2010

Dokumentarfilm „Das Auge 3D“ fasziniert Zuschauer im Mainzer Cinestar (includes video),
Allgemeine Zeitung, 19 Jun 2010

E-ELT interview,
TBSeFM Radio, 10 Jun 2010

Größtes Teleskop in Chile,
Bayern 2 Radio, 30 Apr 2010

Europas Fenster ins All,
Bayerisches Fernsehen, 27 Apr 2010

Weltraumteleskop Hubble
Menschliches Werkzeug der Superlative
Focus online, 24 Apr 2010

Das Auge 3D,
3D cinema documentary about ESO's Paranal Observatory, 29 Oct 2009

Sternstunden der Weltraumforschung
Von Galileos Fernrohr zu modernen Teleskopen
Scobel, 3sat, 22 Oct 2009
Full interview (in German)

Das VLT in 3D,
Spektrum der Wissenschaft, 11 Sep 2009

E-ELT: Europas neuer Blick ins All,
Frankfurter Neue Presse, 17 Jul 2009

Mentioned in
Teleskope als Zeitmaschinen,
Süddeutsche Zeitung (Landkreisausgabe Dachau), 07 May 2009

New technique closes in on dark energy,
Astronomy Magazine, Jun 2009

400 Jahre fern sehen,
Spektrum der Wissenschaft, 04 May 2009

Around the World in 80 Telescopes,
A live, 24-hour webcast featuring 80 different observatories both on and off the planet. Part of the 100 hours of astronomy project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009

400 Years of the Telescope,
A documentary celebrating the International Year of Astronomy 2009

Galileos Enkel – HighTech für die Teleskope von morgen (.mp4),
Deutsche Welle TV, 18 Jan 2009
Unfortunately, my interview got cut from the final version...

Das Universum in neuen Spiegeln,
NZZ am Sonntag, 19 Oct 2008


iTunes and, 2008–2012

Eyes on the Skies,
The International Astronomical Union's official movie celebrating the 400th anniversary of the telescope, 2008
Winner of the MEDEA Special Jury Award 2009, see also this interview with Lars Christensen


iTunes and, 2007–2012

Universum ist viel heller als gedacht,
Spiegel Online, 19 May 2008

Does the universe seem dim to you?,
Nature blog, 16 May 2008

Dust dimming our universe,
Astronomy, 16 May 2008

Astronomers use new model of dust in galaxies to remeasure the total energy output of stars in the universe,, 15 May 2008

Astronomers find that Universe shines twice as bright,, 15 May 2008

Universe twice as bright as known,
BBC, 15 May 2008

Mysteriöse Dunkle Materie entdeckt,
heute-journal, 15 May 2007

Es wächst und wächst und wächst,
Financial Times Deutschland, 15 Jan 2007

Not sure, it's in Chinese,
cutech, 23 Aug 2006

Not sure, it's in Russian,
Grani, 20 Aug 2006

Universe has fuel for another 70bn years,
The Scotsman, 19 Aug 2006

Universe Has Used Up a Fifth of Its Gas Tank,
Universe Today, 18 Aug 2006

Cosmic Stocktake Reveals What's Left of Big Bang,, 18 Aug 2006

IAU: What's the Universe made of?,
Nature newsblog, 18 Aug 2006

Eins, zwei, drei...,
Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, 16 Jan 2004

The Stellar Census: 70 Sextillion - Astronomers calculate there are more stars in the sky than grains of sand on Earth,
LA Times, 26 Jul 2003

Number of visible stars put at 70 sextillion,
ABC, 25 Jul 2003

Mehr Sterne als Sand am Meer,
Stern, 24 Jul 2003

Star survey reaches 70 sextillion,
CNN, 23 Jul 2003

Radio interview,
BBC Radio Wales, 23 Jul 2003 Sterne,
Bayerischer Rundfunk, 23 Jul 2003

Astronomers count the stars,
BBC, 22 Jul 2003

Imperfect Estimate Claims Universe Has 70 Sextillion Stars,, 22 Jul 2003