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2020: all news


26 May 2020

A new law in laser physics could make eye surgery simpler

By revisiting a simple type of laser, scientists have discovered a way to exponentially increase the amount of energy released in incredibly short periods of time, with potential applications in surgery.
25 May 2020

Two new Australian Academy of Science Fellows

Professor Kate Jolliffe and Professor Tim Bedding, both from the Faculty of Science, have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.
25 May 2020

Innovative medical program to commence in Dubbo in 2022

The commencement date for the University of Sydney's postgraduate Doctor of Medicine in Dubbo has been reset to 2022 to support an enhanced MD program and completion of state-of-the-art facilities on our rural health campus.
25 May 2020

How universities came to rely on international students

International student fees have become part of the unofficial funding policy of consecutive federal governments, writes Associate Professor Julia Horne for The Conversation.
25 May 2020

Chau Chak Wing Museum appointments connect objects with students

Two new curators specialising in using museum collections to teach students have been appointed to the Chau Chak Wing Museum.
22 May 2020

Philanthropy supports new Indigenous healthcare model

Donation enables social and emotional wellbeing and scholarships to become part of Indigenous health course.
22 May 2020

Genome technology to save Australia's unique biodiversity

Australia is one of the most biologically unique and diverse countries in the world. But 480 animals and 1294 plants are listed as threatened. The Threatened Species Initiative aims to help protect them.
22 May 2020

Stitch in time: how a quantum physicist made new code from old tricks

Building large-scale quantum computers will require suppression of errors. Dr Ben Brown has used a neat trick to apply powerful 3D error-suppression codes in a 2D architecture, something one industry insider said many thought was impossible.
22 May 2020

Next-generation solar cells pass strict international tests

Light-weight, cheap and ultra-thin, perovskite crystals have promised to shake-up renewable energy for some time. Research by Professor Anita Ho-Baillie means they are ready to take the next steps towards commercialisation.
21 May 2020

Library helps create COVID-19 historical record

In recognition of the extraordinary period of history the COVID-19 pandemic represents the University of Sydney's Library is asking University staff and students to contribute materials capturing their experience of living through the pandemic.