OI team prepare for an expedition of epic proportions

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

While many of us are settling back into the start of the year at work, a team of Oceans Institute researchers are getting ready for a ground-breaking second expedition to the depths of the ocean off Western Australia.

Credit National Science Foundation, LIGO, Sonoma State University, A. Simonnet

UWA scientists crunch the numbers on a huge neutron star collision 3.4 times heavier than the sun

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Scientists at The University of Western Australia have contributed to a new study with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) revealing a possible collision of two neutron stars 3.4 times heavier than the sun.

Image by Manny Tamayo Photography

Convocation celebrates the graduates of 1969

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

On Saturday the 2nd of November, Convocation held its annual 50th reunion luncheon.

Dr Doug McGhie - photo by Matt Jelonek

2019 Convocation in Brief

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Now in my last few months as Warden it is appropriate to briefly reflect on what Convocation Council has achieved over the last year, maybe even a little on the three years as Warden.

Russian Academy of Sciences honours UWA Adjunct Professor Yuri Estrin

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

The University of Western Australia (UWA) Adjunct Professor, Yuri Estrin, has been elected into the prestigious Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) as its foreign member, in recognition of his distinguished service to science, and career achievement.

Professor Amit Chakma

New UWA Vice-Chancellor announced

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

The Senate of The University of Western Australia has appointed Professor Amit Chakma as its next and 19th Vice-Chancellor commencing in July 2020. On 30 June this year Professor Chakma completed his second term and 10th year as President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Ontario.

Great Southern Reef

Great Southern Reef recognised internationally for biodiversity

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Australia’s Great Southern Reef has been named Mission Blue’s newest ‘Hope Spot’ – a special place that’s critical to maintaining the health of our oceans – thanks to a PhD researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Teenage girls exercising

Study finds most Australian teens not doing enough physical activity

Friday, 22 November 2019

Nearly 90 per cent of Australian children aged 11 to 17 are not meeting current recommendations on daily physical activity, according to an international study by researchers at the World Health Organization.

Charlotte Birkmanis

The Naked Scientist comes calling for Charlotte

Monday, 18 November 2019

The Ocean Institute’s Charlotte Birkmanis will hone her science communication skills with some of the best in the world, after winning an internship with BBC’s The Naked Scientists.

Batavia approaching Abrolhos_credit WA Museum

New project to polish up our knowledge of Batavia silverware

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

An international collaboration using sophisticated 3D imaging and new technology will detect and recreate intricate data from corroded 17th century European silverware, giving further insight into cultural exchange between Europe, Asia, and Australia some three centuries ago.