Pople Supercomputer

New supercomputer for computational chemistry, biology and physics

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

The study of gravitational waves is one of a number of research areas that will benefit from ‘Pople’, a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster which is the latest addition to the Faculty of Science at The University of Western Australia.

Children attending mothers' group

Mothers' groups linked to positive well-being

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

A Perth study led by researchers from The University of Western Australia has found that participation in a local mothers’ group (facilitated or parent-led) is linked to mothers’ who have a positive mental well-being.

Perth Writers Festival attracts stellar lineup

Monday, 15 February 2016

The University of Western Australia’s Crawley campus will again play host to a superb program of international and Australian novelists, activists and contemporary philosophers at the 2016 Perth Writers Festival.

Bharti Kher Cloud Walker

Bharti Kher opens first Australian solo exhibition at UWA

Friday, 12 February 2016

Internationally acclaimed artist Bharti Kher will open her first Australian solo exhibition next Friday at The University of Western Australia’s Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery for the Perth International Arts Festival.

Herbicide hunt

Common antibiotic inspires hunt for new herbicide

Friday, 12 February 2016

Plant biologists at The University of Western Australia have discovered that the commonly used antibiotic ciprofloxacin, which kills bacteria, also kills plants by blocking the DNA copying machinery of the plants.

Valentines Day

Valentines should give thanks to Chaucer

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Valentine’s Day enthusiasts should give credit to English poet Geoffrey Chaucer according to The University of Western Australia, with the famous writer believed to be the first person to associate the day with romantic love.

PIAF 2016

PIAF opens with new hub at Elizabeth Quay

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Perth International Arts Festival 2016 has kicked off with the unveiling of the new Festival home at Elizabeth Quay and a spectacular opening weekend featuring a stellar cast of Western Australian artists.

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.