Test tubes

UWA finalists announced in Premier's Science Awards

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Ten academics from The University of Western Australia have been announced as finalists in the 2017 Premier’s Science Awards.

Wheelchair basketball

Indigenous high school students shoot for the stars

Monday, 17 July 2017

Thirty-four Year 10 Indigenous students from around the State spent their school holidays learning a raft of new skills from wheelchair basketball to building a strong bridge and making moulds of teeth.

Josh Izaac with Prof Jingbo Wang

UWA advances in race to develop quantum computer

Thursday, 6 April 2017

In our fast-paced world where quicker computer search engine speeds are like gold, an international research team that includes UWA scientists has identified a way to analyse information quicker than ever before.

Galaxy stripping

Galaxy murder mystery

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

It’s the big astrophysical whodunnit. Across the Universe, galaxies are being killed and the question scientists want answered is, what’s killing them?

Parasite eggs

New invention aids detection of prevalent parasitic disease

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have invented a device that can detect very small quantities of the parasite eggs that cause schistosomiasis in humans which are currently difficult to detect.

Astrophysicists map the Milky Way

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Scientists have created a detailed map of the Milky Way using two of the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescopes in Germany and Australia.

Aperture Spherical Telescope

Australian technology installed on world’s largest single-dish radio telescope

Monday, 26 September 2016

The world’s largest filled single-dish radio telescope was launched yesterday, and relies on a piece of Western Australian innovation.

Anglo-Australian Telescope

Astronomers shed light on different galaxy types

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

In research published today, Australian scientists have taken a critical step towards understanding why different types of galaxies exist throughout the Universe.

Professor Alistair Forrest

Innovation in science recognised at 2016 Eureka Awards

Thursday, 1 September 2016

A major international project, led by Alistair Forrest from The University of Western Australia and Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has been announced a winner in the 2016 Eureka Awards.

Gallium nanoparticles

Perpetual 'ice-water' solid-liquid state revealed in gallium nanoparticles

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Imagine placing ice cubes into a glass of water and having the ice cubes remain unchanged and in the same state for hours, even under intense heat or freezing conditions.

Professor David Sampson

Leading researchers named finalists in Premier's Science Awards

Monday, 25 July 2016

A public health researcher whose groundbreaking work has helped prevent birth defects and a biomedical scientist who helped pioneer a microscope-in-a-needle to detect cancer cells are two of eight leading academics from The University of Western Australia among 15 finalists in this year’s Premier’s Science Awards.

3D-printing used to explore superconductivity of materials

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have revealed that 3D-printing can be used to create a resonant microwave cavity via an aluminium-silicon alloy that shows superconductivity when cooled below the critical temperature of aluminium.

David Blair gravity waves team

A second gravitational wave starts a symphony from space - and earth is listening

Thursday, 16 June 2016

An international team of scientists including 21 researchers from UWA has made a major breakthrough: a second detection of gravitational waves, following their world-first discovery of gravitational waves last September.

Hydrogen gas cloud

Astronomers smash cosmic records to see hydrogen in distant galaxy

Thursday, 2 June 2016

An international team of scientists has pushed the limits of radio astronomy to detect a faint signal emitted by hydrogen gas in a galaxy more than five billion light years away—almost double the previous record.

Bristol PhD student Xiaogang Qiang

Researchers test drive a new wave of supercomputers

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and the University of Bristol have made an exciting breakthrough in advancing a new wave of ‘supercomputers’ by testing an early prototype of a quantum computer.

Maths whiteboard

WA's universities to offer bonus points for ATAR maths courses

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Students in WA can choose from three ATAR maths subjects ranging in difficulty from Mathematics Applications (easiest), to Mathematics Methods (intermediate) and Mathematics Specialist (highest level).

UWA PhD student Jiayi Qin and Professor David Blair

New method of detecting gravitational waves will bring them closer

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Scientists at The University of Western Australia have discovered new technology which could mean that instead of being detected a billion light years away, gravitational waves may be identified throughout ‘the observable universe’.

Zadko telescope support team

Zadko telescope and Parkes 'dish' join hunt for mystery radio flashes

Monday, 14 March 2016

The University of Western Australia’s Zadko Telescope and the Parkes Radio Telescope have joined forces in a new mission involving an international team of radio astronomers to hunt for mystery radio bursts in the universe.

Galaxy tail

Galaxy trailed by stunning plume of gas

Monday, 22 February 2016

Astronomers have discovered a spectacular tail of gas more than 300,000 light years across coming from a nearby galaxy.

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.