The 2006 Rio games included athletes from the University of Sydney. Many of these high achieving athletes were also gifted students balancing their ambitions for the Rio games with the demands of their study and course work.
Justin Wolfers thanks an early job in the gambling industry for his perspectives as an economist. His many other unorthodox world views have made him a darling of the US media and a valued contributor to the economic debate.
In this opinion piece, Emily Scanlan suggests that psychologists should be open to using ideas based around philosophies like existentialism, when treating patients. These ideas should also be given more prominence for psychology students, she says.
The Royal Botanic Garden just celebrated its 200th anniversary. Behind the scenes, Brett Summerell is part of a team preserving natural history and addressing some of the world's environmental and food security challenges.
A heritage architect and a radio astronomer each talk about a key book that gave them a new insight or opened them up to a new way of thinking.
When Romilly Madew wrote a paper about green buildings making good business sense, it changed the whole industry. Today, as the CEO of the Green Building Council of Australia, she continues to drive innovation.
Nanotechnology has the potential to transform how we live. At the newly opened Nanoscience Hub, researchers are working at the atomic scale with its very different laws of physics to advance idea like quantum computing and super-light metals.