Kip Thorne

UWA physicists celebrate Nobel Prize for Gravitational Waves

Thursday, 26 October 2017

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.

David Coward

Major astronomical discovery sees neutron stars collide

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Scientists from The University of Western Australia have helped usher in a new dawn of astronomy by assisting with the detection of one of the greatest phenomena ever witnessed in astronomy: the collision of two neutron stars 120 million light-years away.

Diabetes research

Recognising monogenic diabetes is vital for its management

Monday, 16 October 2017

Distinguishing monogenic diabetes in the young – that is, a rare type of diabetes caused by a single genetic mutation relatively early in life — from other types of diabetes, is crucial for appropriate therapies, prognosis and family screening, according to research that has been published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Chimpanzee in Rwanda

Chimps could hold key to good gut health

Friday, 13 October 2017

The gut health of our closest genetic relative, the chimpanzee, will be examined in a study by The University of Western Australia.

President of Ireland (L) presented Hon Doc by UWA Pro-Chancellor Penelope Flett

UWA honours Irish President with Honorary Doctorate

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

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.

United Nations Recognition for Convocation Councillor

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

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.

Star image

Scientists discover more about the ingredients for star formation

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Astronomers have shed fresh light on the importance of hydrogen atoms in the birth of new stars.

Laura Boykin with Cassava Virus Action Project team

Portable DNA sequencers help African farmers fight crop disease

Monday, 18 September 2017

Scientists at The University of Western Australia are using new portable DNA sequencing technology for the first time in East Africa to help farmers fight the devastating impact of crop disease.

Prof Siddique receives Global Research Leadership Award

UWA Professor recognised for global leadership in agriculture research

Monday, 18 September 2017

The University of Western Australia’s Hackett Professor of Agriculture Kadambot Siddique has been recognised on the international stage for his global contribution to dryland agriculture.

Another International Achievement for Shaun Hern Lee

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Fifteen year old Shuan Hern Lee has once again made the AMEB proud, this time winning

first prize in the Palmadoro International Piano Competition for Age 35 and Under, in Finale Ligure, Italy.  He was also awarded the gold medal for the youngest finalist in this competition, where he competed against other concert pianists and professional musicians from Poland, Italy, Russia and Japan, all aged in their 20s and 30s.