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.

The Lagoon Nebula, as seen by the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT). Credit: ESO

Reaching new heights in astronomy

Monday, 17 February 2014

The leader of one of the world's top astronomical observatories will give a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia on Friday 28 February.

Winthrop Professor David Blair

Brilliant UWA physicist elected to prestigious society

Monday, 23 December 2013

A physics professor and gravity-wave hunter at The University of Western Australia has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the world's second-largest organisation for physicists.

Apollo 12 dust detector

UWA physicist dusts off 40-year-old moon secrets

Monday, 2 December 2013

As NASA's new lunar orbiter, LADEE, prepares to scour the Moon's atmosphere and China readies its Chang'e rover to land on the Moon by the end of the year, a physicist from The University of Western Australia has made new discoveries about lunar dust using data obtained from matchbox-sized instruments placed on the Moon during the first four Apollo landings.

Typical view of 3.5 billion-year-old sedimentary rocks from WA Pilbara region.

Pilbara home to 3.5 billion-year-old bacterial ecosystems

Monday, 11 November 2013

Evidence of complex microbial ecosystems dating back almost 3.5 billion years has been found in Western Australia's Pilbara region by an international team including UWA Research Assistant Professor David Wacey.

Associate Professor John McFerran

The ultimate accuracy machine

Friday, 4 October 2013

A clock being developed by a physicist at The University of Western Australia is the first of its kind in Australia - and will be the only southern hemisphere-based clock in the international Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space (ACES) project if Associate Professor John McFerran can accomplish his goal of building the clock in time for the ACES launch in 2016.

$775,000 boost for joint research efforts

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Research into honeybees, a clock for the Square Kilometre Array and the next generation ‘microscope in a needle' to find cancer will be among dozens of projects to receive a slice of almost $775,000 awarded by The University of Western Australia to collaborative research efforts across the globe.

Sonic Lab's image of UWA

Sonic Lab -- a second life partnership

Thursday, 15 August 2013

The Sonic Lab is the latest partnership for UWA in Second Life.

Assistant Professor Sascha Schediwy

Atomic clock precision could soon be used at home and work

Monday, 5 August 2013

A new development in fibre optic technology could soon bring atomic clock precision to any home or business with a fibre connection, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia and the University of Adelaide.

The Australian International Gravitational Research Centre

Closing in on Einstein's window to the universe

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Nearly a century after the world's greatest physicist, Albert Einstein, first predicted the existence of gravitational waves, a global network of gravitational wave observatories has moved a step closer to detecting the faint radiation that could lead to important new discoveries in our universe.

Dr Daniel Creedon

Don't whisper the news about this prize-winner

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

A young physicist from The University of Western Australia has won a prestigious Federal Government National Measurement Institute (NMI) Prize for his outstanding work in the science of measurement.

PhD student Gar-Wing Truong

High-speed discovery helps measure greenhouse gases from space

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Scientists have discovered how to measure greenhouse gases 200,000 times faster as the result research by an award-winning PhD student from The University of Western Australia and a US team.

An artist’s impression of a gamma ray burst. Credit : CNRS Céline Lavalande

Giant stars cause monster cosmic explosion before dying

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Evidence of an extreme cosmic event involving the death of super-giant stars hundreds of times bigger than the Sun has been discovered by an international research team, including astronomers from The University of Western Australia.

Professor Wade Halvorson

UWA and Swiss team win virtual teaching award

Thursday, 28 February 2013

A joint virtual reality teaching project between The University of Western Australia and the University of Applied Sciences (UAS), Western Switzerland, has been internationally recognised as the best Innovation in Case Teaching.

Filaments of hot gas span 600 million light years in simulated Universe.

Former student's stellar $2M gift to boost SKA science

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

A former science student of The University of Western Australia has donated $2 million to fund a new research position that will help shed light on some of the biggest mysteries in the Universe.

View of galactic outflow

Vast energy flow detected at centre of Milky Way Galaxy

Monday, 7 January 2013

A million times more energy than emitted from a dying star's supernova explosion has been detected in a huge outflow of charged particles from the centre of Earth's Milky Way galaxy, says a study co-authored by a leading astrophysicist from The University of Western Australia.