Anchoring enormous oil and gas platforms on relatively unstable
seabeds and ensuring the efficiency of pipelines three kilometres or
more under the sea is work that has seen an outstanding young
researcher based at The University of Western Australia named Physical
Scientist of the Year.
Professor Mark Cassidy in UWA’s School of Civil Engineering is
Director of the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS), one of
the three leading centres in the field worldwide.
Workplace relations law, native title legislation, enactments
dealing with the confiscation of proceeds of crime and the debate
surrounding the Bills of Rights: these are just some of the issues to
be discussed at the Australian Law Teachers Association Conference at
The University of Western Australia next week.
Western Australia’s Attorney General Jim McGinty, will open the conference, which runs from September 23 – 26, 2007.
The conference’s theme, ‘Law and Public Policy: Taming the Unruly Horse?’ has drawn influential experts including:
As the pace of change in China amazes even the most seasoned watchers, China commentator Chris Gill will offer an insight into what future holds for China at a public lecture at The University of Western Australia next week.
Mr Gill’s lecture - ‘Reading China through the Tea Leaves: Knowing the Present to See the Future’ - will provide a broad overview of the major economic and social trends in China and projections, based on extensive research, as to how things may develop in the next 20 years.
A team of astrophysicists at The University of Western Australia
today announced results from a new computer program that predicts when
potentially dangerous bursts of gamma radiation may hit our planet.
The results of the work from the team, consisting of PhD student
Eric Howell, research fellow Dr David Coward, and academics Dr Ron
Burman and Professor David Blair, from UWA’s School of Physics are
published today in the prestigious journal, Astrophysical Journal
Letters (vol. 666 n2).
Now a central part of the State's scientific community and the leader of a new project changing the landscape of medical research in WA, the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) has much to celebrate in its 10th anniversary year.
WAIMR Director Professor Peter Klinken said while the Institute would be reflecting on its important history throughout 2008, it was also keeping more than a keen eye on the future.
Detecting the very first light from the first star will enable us to
witness the dawn of creation according to Peter Quinn, Professor of
Astronomy at The University of Western Australia, who will present a
fascinating insight into the most recent advances in his field at the
2007 Ian Constable Lecture next week.
This development is thanks to a new telescope, the Square Kilometre
Array (SKA). WA is the front-runner in an international competition to
host the SKA.
Creativity has undergone a transformation, according to one of
Australia’s most innovative cultural critics who will discuss the role
of creativity at a free public lecture at The University of Western
Australia next week.
Writer, teacher, editor, film-maker, curator and multi-media
producer Professor Ross Gibson credits developments in digital
technology with changing his own art.