Two of the US scientists who last week won the Nobel Prize in Physics have visited Western Australia’s Gravity Discovery Centre and one of them, Kip Thorne, even has a tree named after him at the gravitational wave research facility.
Treating sleep disorders, improving the mental health of Australian young people and reducing and preventing the incidence of stroke are among the research projects at The University of Western Australia to receive almost $4 million in funding through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) fellowship schemes.
The President of Ireland His Excellency Michael Higgins has been awarded an honorary doctorate at The University of Western Australia, in recognition of his contribution to global affairs and long-term advocacy on behalf of minority groups including the poor, marginalised and underprivileged.
Dr. Mark Andrich, one of our UWA Convocation Councilors and former Honorary Research Fellow at UWA, has received recognition from the UN in New York for his company’s innovative fintech product, the SustainablePlatform.com. The Sustainable Platform has helped funds, including the world’s largest asset manager, the $1 trillion Norwegian sovereign wealth fund, to understand which non-financial factors matter the most for predicting portfolio performance and risk.
At a time when Australia’s students are being told they should pursue courses in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for the good of our nation and humanity, one student from The University of Western Australia needed little encouragement.