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.

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.

Hot spots

UWA expert says more 'green' needed to cool Perth's suburban hotspots

Thursday, 4 February 2016

An environmental engineering expert at The University of Western Australia said ‘greening’ the suburbs of Perth will help reduce the emerging urban health crisis of heatwaves.

Dr Mark Waters

Crop productivity and WA heritage winners in latest ARC funding

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

A project led by Dr Mark Waters from UWA to find new ways to improve crop productivity and one by UWA’s Professor Alistair Paterson to help preserve the heritage of the state’s north-west are winners in the latest round of funding grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Perth Modern students playing scrabble

Perth to host World Youth Scrabble Championships

Friday, 30 October 2015

Some of the brightest young minds from around the world will converge on The University of Western Australia this weekend when it hosts the World Youth Scrabble Championship for the first time.

Ranking attractiveness

Are attractive people paid more in the workplace?

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Your chance of getting a pay rise could depend on your looks, according to a new study led by The University of Western Australia.

Dust detector equipment

Research uncovers 'horizon glow' mystery of the moon

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have uncovered answers to a mystery that has puzzled scientists for half a century.

Pharmaceutical drugs

UWA and international team pioneer new drug analysis method

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

An international team of scientists co-led by The University of Western Australia’s Associate Professor Vincent Wallace has been working with a major biopharmaceutical company to investigate new ways to characterise protein formulations.

Dr Stephen Parker

Researchers test speed of light with greater precision than before

Monday, 14 September 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and Humboldt University of Berlin have completed testing that has effectively measured the spatial consistency of the speed of light with a precision ten times greater than ever before.

Boris Baer

Discover UWA's best ideas at Research Week

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Find out how sleep disorders are related to the shape of your face, whether plant biology and advances in genomics could alleviate the growing global food crisis, and what our homes and communities will look like when living to over 100 is the norm.


Resonator on a 0.02 K stage of a dilution refrigerator

Tabletop experiment could detect gravitational waves

Friday, 28 November 2014

A coin-sized detector might observe gravitational waves before the giant Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), according to two Australian physicists.

(Left to right) Christobel Saunders, David Sampson and Robert McLaughlin

UWA scoops innovation prizes for medical breakthroughs

Thursday, 6 November 2014

The University of Western Australia might be the oldest university in the State, but its researchers are leading the way in new technologies, taking out major prizes in the 2014 WA Innovator of the Year Awards for inventions that will improve the health of millions of people worldwide.

Winthop Hall Undercroft

UWA climbs higher in world rankings

Friday, 15 August 2014

In just 12 months, The University of Western Australia has climbed three places in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, to be placed at 88th in the world.

Better fun than being on holiday for Indigenous kids keen on science

Thursday, 3 July 2014

School holidays? What school holidays?

Fifty Indigenous students in Years 9 and 10 will be having a different kind of fun when school breaks up at the end of the week - including learning about designing a world championship-winning racing car, launching rockets, extracting DNA from strawberries, experimenting with liquid nitrogen, making moulds of teeth and challenging their sporting abilities.

Green light for revolutionary new science curriculum

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

A revolutionary new science curriculum that aims to teach all school students about science starting with Einstein's discoveries a century ago has received $400,000 in Federal Government funding.

Professor Michael Tobar (left) and Professor Eugene Ivanov

National award for world-leading physics researchers

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Two internationally acclaimed physicists from The University of Western Australia whose technology has been extensively used by the defence sector have won a prestigious national award.

Damien Macpherson - Credit: ICRAR

Local university student research recognised by NASA

Thursday, 15 May 2014

A 25-year-old PhD student from Willetton has had his research recognised by NASA's Space Telescope Science Institute for its contribution to their upcoming James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), to be launched in 2018.

Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall

UWA awarded $4m in federal medical research funds.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

A trial led by Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall using Helicobacter pylori bacteria to build immunity to childhood eczema and allergies is among six research projects at The University of Western Australia to benefit from new medical grants totalling almost $4 million.