Laureate Fellow Michael Tobar

UWA's physics gems sparkle

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Two internationally acclaimed physicists from The University of Western Australia have clocked up another big award in recognition of their work on precision electromagnetic measurement.

Gingin site

UWA bid to host southern sky's first full-scale gravity wave detector

Friday, 21 September 2012

A proposal co-sponsored by France and Italy to plan the Southern Hemisphere's first full-scale gravity wave observatory (GWO) near Gingin (80km north of Perth) will be discussed at a three-day international workshop "Physics for the Future" hosted by The University of Western Australia on September 27-29.

Rare transit of Venus to be seen through solar telescopes

Monday, 4 June 2012

The Governor of Western Australia, His Excellency Dr Malcolm McCusker, will open a special event on Wednesday at the Gravity Discovery Centre - the viewing of the transit of Venus across the Sun.

Dr Cornelia Bertram

Tea tree oil and prostate research tops Cancer Council list

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

An early career researcher and an Honours student from The University of Western Australia are among the winners in this year's annual Cancer Council Western Australia research grants.

Associate Professor Paul Bourke

New supercomputer to help scientists reach for the stars

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

A powerful new supercomputer 10,000 times faster than an average office computer and big enough to store 2000 years of iTunes music has been successfully installed at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Alan Robson and Mr Colin Beckett

Chevron and UWA extend partnership in gas processing research

Friday, 9 December 2011

One of the world's leading integrated energy companies Chevron has invested more than $5.7 million to establish an endowment capable of supporting a Professorial Chair in Gas Process Engineering in perpetuity at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Richard Hobbs

UWA triumphs in WA Science Awards

Friday, 9 December 2011

The University of Western Australia confirmed its reputation as the state's leader in science teaching and research with last night's announcement of the winners of the Western Australian Science Awards.

Winthrop Professor David Blair

Researchers in new gravity measurement breakthrough

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Physicists from The University of Western Australia are part of an international collaboration that has made a breakthrough in the development of a new type of gravity wave detector.

Clearer view for Zadko Telescope to find new planets

Thursday, 14 July 2011

The University of Western Australia's (UWA) Gingin-based Zadko Telescope will get a clearer view thanks to an agreement signed between UWA and the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) that enhances the partnership between these two organisations.

The sky is falling and it's raining Petabytes!

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Describing the stereotypical astronomer of yesteryear might stir thoughts of a patient soul endlessly gazing skywards searching for a faint glimmer that might lead to a discovery. But for the astronomers of tomorrow this couldn't be further from the truth.

Australian Laureate Fellow Winthrop Professor Mike Tobar

Coldest place to produce hottest science

Monday, 7 March 2011

The interior of a powerful machine newly installed at The University of Western Australia is not only the coldest place in the State, it is colder by far than anywhere in Antarctica or even in outer space.

UWA awards excellence in teaching

Thursday, 6 May 2010

The University of Western Australia has awarded its highest accolade for excellence in teaching to six exceptional teachers selected from the UWA nominations to the national Australian Learning and Teaching Council Awards.

UWA leads new project to address science crisis

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

A project led by The University of Western Australia will examine ways to motivate students to study science in the face of an anticipated worldwide shortfall in scientists.

Exploring the dark side of the universe - public launch and lectures

Friday, 19 February 2010

International scientific delegations will meet at The University of Western Australia on Monday for the public launch of the key multi-million dollar southern hemisphere gravitational wave observatory project, proposed to be built at Gingin.