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Gurus of nuclear data gather at ANU

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

Gravitational wave guru first Aussie to win top global science prize

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

Megavolts Episode 4 - The Search for Dark Matter

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

How a single cylinder unleashes extreme physics

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

Noise cancelling glasses for quantum sensors

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

Pressure makes nanodiamonds, or nanopyramids, or nanowires

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

Neurons, Lions and Electoral Boundaries - New Topological Research

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

Lights on for Australia's first dark matter lab

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

A Souped-Up Van de Graaf Generator

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

Megavolts Episode 3 - Environmental Nuclear Physics

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

Spooky but tiny: scientists unveil new quantum light source

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

How a dark matter embrace could slow a spinning black hole

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

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