Scientists from The University of Western Australia have again scooped the State’s annual Science Awards with world-renowned astrophysicist Professor Peter Quinn leading the accolades as the 2012 Scientist of the Year.
Federal Minister for Science and Research Chris Evans today launched a powerful new supercomputer at The University of Western Australia - 50 years after UWA acquired its first computer, an IBM 1620, which was also WA's first digital computer.
A powerful new supercomputer that will give researchers unprecedented access to parallel processing and data-intensive computing will be launched at The University of Western Australia tomorrow - 50 years after UWA acquired the state's first digital computer.
The world's most powerful telescope - the new Square Kilometre Array (SKA) - is likely to need the world's biggest computer to handle the incredible amount of data it will produce - and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) is working out how to do it without breaking the bank.
The amount of computer data generated by the entire world in a whole year will need to be stored in a single day for the world's most powerful telescope - the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) - and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) is gearing up to meet that unprecedented need.
A powerful new supercomputer 10,000 times faster than an average office computer and big enough to store 2000 years of iTunes music has been successfully installed at The University of Western Australia.
Australia moves a step closer to the top ranks of global supercomputing with The University of Western Australia's purchase of the "Fornax" supercomputer, allowing scientists to explore new vistas of high-powered data-intensive research.
Armed with a passion for science and several large telescopes the Aspire to Astronomy team will be travelling the Pilbara over the coming fortnight introducing high school students to exciting careers in Astronomy and holding community observing nights.
The University of Western Australia and the Spanish National Research Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will result in collaboration and PhD positions being offered in four broad areas of research.
The University of Western Australia has been allocated 10 new Fellowships under the Australian Government's $27.2 million Super Science Fellowships scheme, aimed at attracting the world's best researchers.