News & Events

Learn about what’s trending in science at the University of Adelaide with the latest news, events and social engagement from across the faculty and schools.

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Science events

Upcoming and recurring events

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Jan

Physics Seminars - 2021

A summary of seminars and events hosted by the Department of Physics at the University of Adelaide.

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Feb

Earth Sciences Seminars - 2021

A summary of seminars and events hosted by the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Adelaide.

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Feb

Chemistry Seminars - 2021

A summary of seminars and events hosted by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Adelaide.

5

Mar

Ecology and Evolution Series: Blueprints for action

Public lecture series on 'Blueprints for action' for March and May.

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May

Honours in Science Information Session

Learn about the discipline-based research or a broader professional skills pathway you can complete under the mentorship of the University of Adelaide's top scientists.

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May

STEM Careers Night – University of Adelaide

Online event: Connect the dots between our innovative degrees and your dream career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics!

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Jun

Ecology and Evolution Series: Our Origins

Public lecture series during June, July and August on 'Our Origins', Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of The Descent of Man.

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Science news

What's trending in science?

These University of Adelaide winemakers are the pick of the bunch

University of Adelaide graduates have been shortlisted as the best emerging talent across Australia’s wine landscape.

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60-year anniversary of Douglas Mawson Antarctic Collection

April 2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of the University of Adelaide’s collection of geological and historical artefacts from Sir Douglas Mawson’s expeditions.

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Science graduates headline finals of Young Achiever Awards

University of Adelaide science graduates have been named finalists of the SA Seven News Young Achiever Awards.

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Uni of Adelaide on the hunt for emerging scientific leaders

The University of Adelaide is searching for two emerging scientific leaders for its prestigious Ramsay Fellowships.

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Pathways clear for decarbonising heavy industry

Green energy: Experts have identified some of the most prospective pathways for heavy industry to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions.

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SA hub will help build resilience to drought

New drought hub to undertake research, development, extension, adoption and commercialisation activities to improve drought resilience and preparedness on SA farms.

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Honorary Doctor of Science awarded to research and industry leaders

Four scientific leaders awarded honorary doctorates in recognition of outstanding contributions to science.

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Wine industry mentor program breaks new ground

The Wine Industry Mentor Program is expanding to include wine business, wine marketing, media, photography, wine education, winemaking, viticulture and oenology.

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What is a 1 in 100 year weather event?

People living on the east coast of Australia have been experiencing a rare meteorological event. Record-breaking rainfall in some regions, and very heavy and sustained rainfall in others, has led to significant flooding.

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They're strange, alien-like creatures from the Flinders Ranges - but how do they eat?

University of Adelaide scientists have discovered the feeding mode of Pentaradial Arkarua, a strange, alien-like creature that once roamed the Flinders Ranges.

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Ancient DNA from extinct fauna

Honours project: Analyse genomic data from animal remains that are hundreds to tens-of-thousands of years old.

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Megafaunal evolution and extinction

Honours project: Explore the evolution and extinction of megafauna such as dire wolves, mammoths and Tasmanian tigers.

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How will the trees of urban Adelaide respond to climate change?

Honours project: Assist with the strategic future of the Waite Arboretum, a valuable resource for local, national, and international urban planning.

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Can we create nutritious and sustainable yoghurt from legumes?

Honours project: Faba bean is a nutrient dense and drought tolerant legume crop with a great potential as a sustainable protein source.

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