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For National Science Week 2022 large science collaborations around Australia are making one-minute-long videos showing off their facilities. Here’s ours, for the 15 megavolt “souped-up”...
16 August 2022
16
Aug
2022
Today’s visit to the HIAF Control room finds Associate Professor Stephen Tims researching sedimentation in the catchment of a lake in China. It seems to have nothing to do with...
5 August 2022
5
Aug
2022
A key element for future quantum technology is a step closer with the unveiling of a tiny quantum light source, less than one hundredth the diameter of a hair thick. The device’s...
29 July 2022
29
Jul
2022
Counting large black holes could help us find elusive dark matter particles, a new study led by the Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics has found. Large black holes are formed when...
20 July 2022
20
Jul
2022
A thin layer of plutonium that encircled the globe during the first nuclear weapons tests in the fifties could mark the dawning of a new geological age, experiments in the Heavy Ion Accelerator...
18 July 2022
18
Jul
2022
A theoretical physicist from The Research School of Physcis and Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics whose pioneering work has fundamentally altered our understanding of the deepest...
12 July 2022
12
Jul
2022
It turns out atomic nuclei – the tiny soccer balls at the heart of the atoms that make us up – sometimes turn into footballs. With a small injection of energy they can become...
27 June 2022
27
Jun
2022
Physicists at the Research School of Physics have developed tiny translucent slides capable of producing two very different images depending on the direction in which light travels...
22 June 2022
22
Jun
2022
There is a new oasis for parents in the Research School of Physics – a room stocked with supplies and toys, where they can breastfeed quietly, or play noisily with their little...
20 June 2022
20
Jun
2022
In Episode 2 of Megavolts series of videos from the Accelerator Control Room we speak with PhD student Lauren Bezzina about her research into fusion. In Lauren’s experiments,...
31 May 2022
31
May
2022
Hear from our nuclear physics researchers about the surprising new measurement of how quickly stars create carbon. Measurements in the Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility are set to trigger...
30 May 2022
30
May
2022
For the first time since its discovery 130 years ago, one of the most mysterious fossil vertebrates has finally been classified, increasing our possible understanding of the first animals...
27 May 2022
27
May
2022
Kasimir Gregory has been named as a Finalist in the 7News Young Achiever Awards NSW & ACT – Western Sydney University Academic Achievement Award. Kasimir is a post-doctoral...
11 May 2022
11
May
2022
This is the first of the Megavolts series of videos, from the Accelerator Control Room. In this episode Dr Phil Dooley speaks with Dr Annette Berriman about the experiments going on at that...
10 May 2022
10
May
2022
An ANU spin-out company whose technology will help future moon landings and could one day lead to flying cars has been bought out by one of Australia's leading navigation firms in a deal...
10 May 2022
10
May
2022
ANU launches world's most popular online random number generator powering research simulations and gaming, and inspiring artists' works and children's names on  Amazon Web Services'...
29 April 2022
29
Apr
2022
Physicists at the Australian National University have developed the most sensitive method ever for measuring the potential energy of an atom (within a hundredth of a decillionth of a joule...
7 April 2022
7
Apr
2022
New forms of highly efficient laser could be in the pipeline as a result of research that brings new detailed understanding of fundamental laser processes. Professor Nail Akhmediev...
29 March 2022
29
Mar
2022
Two members of the Materials Physics Department have won prestigious medals in the 2022 Australian Academy of Science Honorific Awards. Director of the Research School of Physics,...
9 March 2022
9
Mar
2022
Professor Yuri Kivshar has been awarded a prestigious medal by Optica (formerly OSA), one of the top international optics and photonics bodies. The honour, the Max Born Award, recognizes...
4 March 2022
4
Mar
2022

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