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UWA ranked top in Australia in five STEM subjects

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

The University of Western Australia has achieved the highest ranking among all Australian universities for five STEM subjects, according to the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Subject.

A serpentinite sample on the Po River bank, near Monte Viso, Italy

Advanced modelling technique unearths deep secrets from a textbook example of continental subduction

Friday, 5 June 2020

In a field trip to the western Alps in 2017 a small team including UWA Adjunct Researcher Dr Huaiyu Yuan, set to explore a “textbook” tectonic subduction zone using novel Bayesian Transdimensional Tomographic Inversion modelling.

Chief Investigator A/Prof Marco Fiorentini in the field in the Ivrea Zone, Italy

ARC Linkage success will lead to more sustainable gold exploration

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

As one of the world’s leading producers, gold mining contributes substantially to gross economic output in Australia. UWA's School of Earth Sciences' Associate Professor Marco Fiorentini's recent ARC Linkage Grant success will provide a new set of tools to explore for gold-rich ore deposits in Australia and globally.

Marsupites

Strange hollow ball-like structures found in 80-million-year-old fossils

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Scientists from The University of Western Australian and University of Cambridge have made a chance discovery in UK museum collections, finding hollow ball-like structures in 80-million-year-old fossils from species believed to be related to starfish and sea urchins.

OI team prepare for an expedition of epic proportions

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

While many of us are settling back into the start of the year at work, a team of Oceans Institute researchers are getting ready for a ground-breaking second expedition to the depths of the ocean off Western Australia.

Charlotte Birkmanis

The Naked Scientist comes calling for Charlotte

Monday, 18 November 2019

The Ocean Institute’s Charlotte Birkmanis will hone her science communication skills with some of the best in the world, after winning an internship with BBC’s The Naked Scientists.

Bacterial filaments

Research offers insight into how oldest fossils formed

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have uncovered evidence of a new type of fossilisation that may explain how some of Earth’s oldest microfossils formed and might even help scientists detect evidence of past life on other planets.

Dresser Formation in the Pilbara

Ancient rock remains reveal signs pointing to earliest life on Earth

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Ancient rock remains in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia hold the key to analysing some of the earliest signs of life on Earth, according to a new study by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with a global team of scientists.