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13 October 2020

LIGO - An extraordinary collaboration across the globe

Learn how an extraordinary collaboration between theoretical and experimental physicists across the globe, turned Einstein's theories into a revolutionary telescope.
13 October 2020

Tweed Valley a 'natural laboratory' to test carbon sequestration theory

An idea to enhance natural carbon capture from olivine weathering has never been tested at scale. University of Sydney geoscientists have proposed the Tweed Valley as a laboratory and gained some interesting initial results.
12 October 2020

In the eye of a stellar cyclone

Wolf-Rayet stars are one in a hundred million in our Galaxy. When paired in a binary system they can make among the most stunning ribbon structures known to astronomy. While on COVID lockdown, student Yinuo Han precisely modelled the Apep system.
02 October 2020

University wins $2.5m in federal funding for solar energy research

The John Hooke Chair of Nanoscience in the School of Physics will lead multi-institutional research into extending the lifetime of perovskite solar energy cells, in an effort to make them truly cost-effective.
29 September 2020

Finalists in our Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize

Primary and high school students from across Australia are finalists and highly commended award winners in our University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize.
29 September 2020

Eleven Eureka Prize finalists

Eleven University of Sydney individuals and groups have been named as Eureka Prize finalists in recognition of their excellent scientific research, leadership and engagement.
29 September 2020

Stephen Bartlett elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

For his contribution to quantum information theory, APS Physics, the de facto professional organisation for the world's physicists, has elected Stephen Bartlett to become one of its fellows.
24 September 2020

Careers in environment and conservation

Our industry-oriented, science based courses will prepare you for a career in a wide variety of environment and conservation fields. Graduates can be found managing habitats, assessing water quality, managing threatened species, and managing fire.
23 September 2020

When does a second COVID surge end? Look at the maths

Mathematicians have analysed COVID-19 infection rates from all US states. The results suggest public health officials shouldn't relax restrictions until surge periods are demonstrably over. They also used the method to look at Australian infection rates.
17 September 2020

Why arts and science are better together

Transdisciplinary thinkers can imaginatively develop unique research methods, or ethically interpret information systems, or persuade non-experts to change their behaviour based on scientifically informed debate.