ANU to advance Australia’s sovereign nuclear capabilities

With Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States signing a historic deal on nuclear powered submarines, The Australian National University (ANU) stands ready to train the next generation of nuclear scientists and practitioners and fill the gap in our existing...

When is an atomic nucleus like a flock of birds?

Physicists trying to understand the stability of some heavy atomic nuclei are drawing inspiration from the fluid motion of giant flocks of birds. Some nuclei behave like a collection of individual protons and neutrons, each interacting as individuals...

Element of surprise: Carbon creation finding set to rock astrophysics

A new measurement of how quickly stars create carbon may trigger a major shift in our understanding of how stars evolve and die, how the elements are created, and even the origin and abundance of the building blocks of life. Physicists at the Australian...

Research will help scientists understand how stars create elements

New research involving The Australian National University (ANU) has, for the first time, demonstrated a long-theorised nuclear effect, in a feat that will help scientists understand how stars evolve and produce elements such as gold and platinum. Physicists...

Myanmar trip an enriching experience for physics academic

An ANU nuclear physics academic is hoping his recent trip to the University of Yangon in Myanmar is just the start of a meaningful collaboration that will see ANU help to grow Myanmar's research capacity in physics and engineering.The ANU Research School...

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