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Drainage landscapes of the Australian Continental Shelf

Terrestrial Drainage Network

Honours project: Exploration datasets reveal rivers on the continental shelf from the last glacial maximum; vital to First Nation peoples.

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Determining fluid flow in the subsurface using fault and fracture mapping

Geo Map Flinders and Mt Lofty

Honours project: Fluid movement in the subsurface is important to many industries; and faults and fractures are recognised as a control.

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Deep learning for better cellular imaging

Malaria biology imaging - Danny Wilson

Honours project: Help improve the imaging capabilities of scientists studying infection and reproductive biology.

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What type of structure is that?

Faults in outcrop Ros King

Honours project: Resolving the complex damage zones around faults when outcrop is not available is difficult and requires detailed modelling.

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What goes down, must come up?

Volcanoes

Honours project: Explore the chemistry of magma to trace what the inputs to volcanoes are at depth.

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Petrogenesis of magmas in the Antillanca volcanic complex (Southern Chile) over space and time

Volcano

Honours projects: Combine mineralogy and geochemistry to look at the magmatic evolution of Chilean volcanoes.

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What role do mafic magmas play in metal transport from mantle to crust?

Mafic Magmas

Honours project: A geochemical project investigating the copper content of magmas and their importance to economic geology.

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Tracing metal pathways from host to vein using traditional and novel metal isotopes

mineralised rocks

Honours project: Investigate how important economic metals are transported through the crust to mineral deposits.

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Chromium Isotope tracing of subduction-zone fluids: Analysis of eclogite-facies veins from the Monviso Massif, Italy

Monviso Massif

Honours project: Work at the cutting edge of applying novel isotope geochemistry to understand subduction zone processes.

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Optical fibres in space for high bandwidth and black hole detection

International Space Station - Image by NASA

Honours project: Explore the creation of high-purity glass aboard the International Space Station to unlock internet bandwidth limits and improve gravitational wave detectors.

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Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition