$9 million boost for fabrication research infrastructure

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Western Australia’s fabrication and manufacturing capabilities have received a $9 million boost thanks to new funding from the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation and UWA.

The funding injection will allow UWA’s Microelectronics Research Group to expand the UWA-based WA node of NCRIS’ Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF-WA) over the next three years.

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.

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Study reveals breastfeeding could protect babies from malaria

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

In a world first, researchers from The University of Western Australia have taken the first step towards understanding whether it may be possible for breastfeeding mothers to naturally vaccinate their babies against malaria – one of the world’s deadliest contagious diseases. 

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Mental health matters this Christmas

Thursday, 19 December 2019

The festive season can be a challenging time for some and the Young Lives Matter Foundation-UWA is encouraging people to support the mentally vulnerable and stay closely connected to family members this Christmas.

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.

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How climate affects coastal waters of Exmouth Gulf

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are a step closer to learning how climate patterns have affected the coastal waters of the Exmouth Gulf with a multi-year study nearing completion.

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Research to understand young people at greatest risk of suicide

Monday, 16 December 2019

The Young Lives Matter Foundation at The University of Western Australia has received $100,000 in community grants to support research to help understand and prevent youth suicide.

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Study finds educated people more likely to help a stranger

Friday, 13 December 2019

People from highly educated neighbourhoods are more likely to help a stranger, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and Edith Cowan University.

Visiting research maths Fellowship awarded to Natalia Maslova

Friday, 13 December 2019

Congratulations to Associate Professor Natalia Maslova on being awarded this year’s Cheryl E. Praeger Visiting Research Fellowship.

Natalia Maslova is an Associate Professor at Ural Federal University and a Leading Researcher at the Krasovskii Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics, Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences.

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Perth scientists to play key role monitoring asteroids close to Earth

Thursday, 12 December 2019

The University of Western Australia has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency to monitor potentially dangerous asteroids that come close to Earth.