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Robots and autonomous cars will have eyes that see much more than the human eye is capable of, a review of the growing field of meta-optics has found. Meta-optics is a new form of optical...
23 January 2023
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Fiona McTavish found that no one was taking her scientific discovery seriously, so she decided to fix that by dressing as a man. Many frustrated female scientists must have considered...
18 January 2023
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It's the chance of lifetime for Joshua White to study Eric the plesiosaur during his PhD in the Materials Physics Department. It's not just that Eric is nearly 100 million years old,...
3 January 2023
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A new miniscule nitrogen dioxide sensor could help protect the environment from vehicle pollutants that cause lung disease and acid rain. The sensor is an array of nanowires, in a square...
23 December 2022
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Physicists have developed a new tiny laser that could be used by the thousand to make future dynamic 3D holograms. Unlike a 2D screen made up of coloured dots, each pixel in a hologram...
20 December 2022
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Staff and students from the Research School of Physics have won four awards in the 2022 Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) annual awards, more than half of the seven awarded this...
14 December 2022
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New measurements of the surface of atomic nuclei have thrown up a puzzle about how they behave. A set of reactions used to measure properties of neutrons in similar forms of carbon...
7 December 2022
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It’s one of Einstein’s defining moments, when his new theory of general relativity solved a longstanding puzzle, a discrepancy in Mercury’s orbit compared with Newtonian...
2 December 2022
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Women physicists from across the campus came together last week to change the culture and create a better work environment for the women-identifying members of the school.  Sixty-one...
24 November 2022
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A new training centre hosted by The Australian National University (ANU) is upskilling the next-generation of researchers in cutting-edge 3D imaging and analysis technology to help...
21 November 2022
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More and more governments are taking on the challenge of reducing carbon emissions into the atmosphere. But keeping global warming in check is likely to require carbon being removed...
15 November 2022
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Physicists have trapped exotic hybrid particles in a quantum box a single atom thick, potentially promoting perfect conductivity. The team from the Quantum Science and Technology Department...
9 November 2022
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Prominent nuclear scientists from across the globe converged on ANU last week for the biennial meeting of the International Network of Nuclear Structure and Decay Data Evaluators. This...
3 November 2022
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One of the world’s leading physicists who is helping unlock the Universe’s most complex mysteries is the first Australian to win the prestigious Blaise Pascal Medal in recognition...
28 October 2022
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Episode 4 of Megavolts finds us in the HIAF experimental hall looking for dark matter with Dr Lindsey Bignell.   Actually, it’s a practice run, using neutrons instead: dark...
19 October 2022
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Physicists have used a single extremely small component on a quest to make extremely short, extremely bright pulses of extremely short-wavelength laser light. Anastasiia Zalogina from...
4 October 2022
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A simple piece of carefully chosen glass could be the key to cancelling out noise in extremely precise quantum sensors. Dr Jiayi Qin, from ANU Quantum Optics Group, said this simple...
7 September 2022
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Holograms made from arrays of tiny wires are a step closer after a new study of nanostructure fabrication revealed the tricks to making nanowires reliably. Physicists at the Australian...
30 August 2022
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Congratulations to Associate Professor Vanessa Robins, co-editor of a new book, Research In Computational Topology 2, part of the Association for Women in Mathematics series. The book...
22 August 2022
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Australia is set to play a leading role in the global hunt for mysterious dark matter, with the launch of a new lab in regional Victoria today. The Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory...
19 August 2022
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