Supernova image courtesy of NASA and Hubble Space telescope

New evidence reveals how life was created after the Big Bang

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

The Big Bang theory and the question of how life on Earth began has fascinated scientists for decades, but now new research from The University of Western Australia suggests the conditions that resulted from the Big Bang are different to what we thought.

Caroline and Rob Rex

Farmers' perspective vital to long-term improvements in agricultural practices

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

A study published by scientists from The University of Western Australia jointly with farmers is one of the first to address the role of temperate perennial grass pastures in contributing to soil organic carbon in south-western Australia.

UWA PhD candidate’s contribution to the future of artificial intelligence

Friday, 23 November 2018

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences would like to congratulate computer science and software engineering PhD candidate, Christopher Bartley, whose thesis paper on Data Science and Machine Learning has been accepted to one of the top three international artificial intelligence (AI) conferences in 2019, The Thirty-Third Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference on Artificial Intelligence, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Convocation Warden's Bike Jersey

Successful Warden’s Ride

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Warden of Convocation Doug McGhie successfully completed the Ride to Conquer Cancer in early October. Each day saw the 800 plus cyclists pedalling into stiff sea breezes, and on Sunday into 70 km/h headwinds along the Warnbro Sound coast.


The Saturday evening in Mandurah was special as the head of the Harry Perkins Institute, Professor Peter Leedman, introduced top fundraisers and some particularly brave and inspirational cyclists, some of who were completing the challenge for their seventh time.

WA research to help farmers make more informed decisions

WA research to help farmers make more informed decisions

Monday, 12 November 2018

A new partnership involving UWA will see vast amounts of WA agricultural data collected and analysed, at an unprecedented scale, to help farmers make more informed decisions.

Success for UWA female engineering students at NASA Space Apps Challenge 2018

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences celebrates the success of USafe, a team of three UWA female engineering students who recently took part in the third annual NASA Space Apps Perth hackathon, on 20-21 October. 

Vechur is the smallest breed of cattle averaging 50-130kg and 61-90cm respective

Dwarf cattle breeds make cool cows

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Dwarf cattle breeds are better adapted to high temperatures according to research published by an international team including researchers from The University of Western Australia. The findings are important for developing climate-ready cattle.

Dr Ben Jackson

UWA sports scientist named Young Tall Poppy of the Year

Monday, 29 October 2018

A sports scientist with a passion for improving the physical and mental health of people of all ages has been named Western Australia’s Young Tall Poppy of the Year.

Dr Harriet Paterson with nurdles

Volunteers needed to collect plastic pellets from South Coast

Friday, 26 October 2018

The University of Western Australia’s Albany Campus is seeking volunteers to collect tiny plastic pellets, known as ‘nurdles’, which have washed up on the South Coast after a massive spill off the South African coast in October last year.

Dr Crystal LaFlamme and Associate Professor Marco Fiorentini

Life cycle of sulphur predicts location of valuable minerals

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia and two Canadian universities has applied a first-of-its-kind technique that measures the long-term life cycle of sulphur, helping to explain the preferential location of high-value mineral deposits at the edges of ancient continents.