Professor Geoff Laurent was an acclaimed scientist and globally renowned world class researcher on every aspect of respiratory health. He was inspirational, whether on the sporting field (football, golf, cycling to name but a few) or in a lab surrounded by the latest technology, his curiosity and intellect were infectious. Geoff completed his Bachelor of Science degree with first class honours at the University of Western Australia (UWA) in 1974, and his PhD in 1978.
More than 30 scientists from The University of Western Australia’s node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) are part of an international team that for the first time may have witnessed the end of a neutron star as it was engulfed by a black hole.
Professor Akshay Venkatesh, the youngest-ever student to enrol at The University of Western Australia and last year’s recipient of the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics, will be awarded an honorary doctorate at a special ceremony to be held at UWA’s Winthrop Hall tomorrow.
A global team led by Punjab Agricultural University, India, with researchers from The University of Western Australia, have made a significant breakthrough in disease resistance in Brassica oilseed crops.
Three-dimensional facial photography can provide a simple and highly accurate method of predicting the presence of obstructive sleep apnoea, according to a study led by The University of Western Australia.
As an expert in hydraulics and environmental fluid mechanics, Dr Maryam Abdolahpour could have expected to spend time in oceans research, but she probably never imagined the role of seagrass would play in her career.
A global research team including scientists from The University of Western Australian has found laxatives may hold the key to creating mobile phones that don’t need batteries to operate, and hybrid cars that run better.
A nocturnal moth may be using its colourful wing patterns to attract a female mate, according to new research led by The University of Western Australia and the Adolphe Merkle Institute in Switzerland.