This year is shaping up to be a watershed year for the Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences.
We achieved considerable research success over the past 12 months – and the next 12 months will involve exciting developments in our teaching programs. These developments relate primarily to preparations around New Courses 2012, the most significant university-wide change in teaching programs in UWA’s history.
Just 215 seconds after receiving an alert from a NASA satellite and with no direct human involvement, the Zadko telescope near Gingin was the first in the world to turn its gaze to the light coming from a powerful explosion billions of light years away.
Globular clusters are densely populated masses of stars, usually found orbiting the centres of galaxies. These objects can contain hundreds of thousands of stars and until now those found in our galaxy were thought to contain stars that formed in a single “burst” event around 10 billion years ago.