News and events
News and events
The Faculty of Science hosts public events all year, including talks, lectures and special functions highlighting the best new research and fun science topics.
Explore the wide range of events and activities run by the Faculty of Science. We’ve got everything from public talks, HSC revision and school activities, to teaching resources.
01 March 2024
How an invasive bee colony defied a genetic bottleneck
In 2007 a single Asian honeybee swarm appeared in North Queensland. There are now more than 10,000 colonies. Dr Ros Gloag has found surprising adaptability despite low genetic diversity, which could be a good sign for species facing population collapse.
28 February 2024
Sydney attracts top research talent with innovative Fellowships
Unprecedented investment in appointment of 40 research fellows across a range of disciplines.
26 February 2024
Researchers closer to understanding hydrogen's great challenge
Embrittlement is one of the biggest obstacles facing the transition to a global hydrogen economy. A new process uncovered by researchers at the University of Sydney is helping shed light on how to better prevent it.
21 February 2024
Open the door to a dynamic career in veterinary medicine
From treating cattle to researching animal disease, no two veterinary science jobs are the same. Hear from three of our recent graduates about how studying veterinary medicine at the University of Sydney has shaped their careers.
13 February 2024
University signs precision-medicine research partnership with Bruker
The strategic partnership will place the University of Sydney in a leading position internationally to advance nanomedicine, gene therapies and the early detection, treatment and prevention of disease.
08 February 2024
What made Earth a giant snowball 700m years ago? Scientists have an answer
Dr Adriana Dutkiewicz was inspired during a field trip to the Flinders Ranges to find out how volcanic activity turned our blue dot to an ice covered planet. Together with Professor Dietmar Muller and the EarthByte group, they've produced an answer.
02 February 2024
Scammed by 'fake news': animals led by the nose to leave plants alone
Loss of plants to herbivore feeding is a big economic and environmental problem. Most methods to deal with this are unethical, expensive or limited. PhD student Patt Finnerty has developed a new method that relies on animal preferences
31 January 2024
Black summer bushfires wiped $2.8 billion from tourism supply chains
A study by PhD student Vivienne Reiner from the Centre of Integrated Sustainability Analysis highlights economic vulnerabilities to extremes of climate change.
25 January 2024
Centralised social networks potentially hinder innovation
Social systems where influence is centred around one or two individuals can lead to pack mentality and group think in farming communities, according to new research.
26 December 2023
'Maintain Asian forest diversity to avoid climate change impact'
Research suggests that conservation of Asian forests now can help resist impacts from climate change.
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