David Blair

Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction

Thursday, 11 February 2016

In a world first, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of space-time called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window to the cosmos.

Hidden galaxies

Scientists discover hidden galaxies behind the Milky Way

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Hundreds of hidden nearby galaxies have been studied for the first time, shedding light on a mysterious gravitational anomaly dubbed the Great Attractor.

Kelly Neill

WA's gas reservation policy a drag on State economy

Monday, 8 February 2016

Western Australia’s gas reservation policy is costing the State economy up to $1.1 billion each year, according to a UWA researcher. 

Elizabeth Quay

Elizabeth Quay - UWA's contribution to a new city icon

Friday, 29 January 2016

Staff, students and graduates from The University of Western Australia are celebrating their role in the design of Elizabeth Quay, supporting lead architect Ashton Raggatt McDougall (ARM).

Located in Perth on the Swan River, the Elizabeth Quay development will reconnect Perth city with the Swan River to create a dynamic new entertainment and leisure precinct, set around a stunning inlet. 

Perth Writers Festival

Perth Writers Festival launches 2016 program

Thursday, 14 January 2016

The 2016 Perth Writers Festival will take place between 18 and 21 February at The University of Western Australia and brings together writers, artists, thinkers, provocateurs and innovators from around the globe for a stimulating and inspiring literary weekend.

Baritone Andrew Foote

First Annual Christmas Concert at UWA

Monday, 21 December 2015

The University of Western Australia’s School of Music will hold its first annual Christmas concert on Tuesday 22 December 2015.

Protein research

$2 million boost for cancer research

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Research across Australia into how cancers begin and spread will be supported through a $2 million grant provided by the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) to the Australian Synchrotron.

Innovation

UWA welcomes Prime Minister's innovation statement

Monday, 7 December 2015

The University of Western Australian congratulates the Prime Minister on today’s announcement of the National Innovation and Science Agenda and is committed to working with the Federal Government to turn the plan into reality.

Professor Paul Johnson

Statement from the Vice-Chancellor on the Muslim prayer room incident

Monday, 7 December 2015

I, like I am sure each of you, was disturbed to learn of news over the weekend that a pig’s head was found in the bathroom of University’s Muslim Prayer Room. One of our PhD students made the discovery as he was preparing for his regular prayers on Sunday.

Andrew and Nicola Forrest with Marisa Duong

2016 Forrest Research Scholars Announced

Monday, 7 December 2015

A karate-loving biochemistry honours student from The University of Western Australia who hopes to work towards a cure for the devastating progressive disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy is one of three recipients of the 2016 Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships.