News: Physics

First detection of a collision between a neutron star and a black hole

Artist’s impression of a neutron star and black hole about to merge. Carl Knox, OzGrav-Swinburne University.

Scientists detected the death spiral and merger of the two of the most extreme objects in the Universe, a neutron star and a black hole. 

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Top talent to boost State’s quantum materials future

Professor Glenn Solomon

One of the world’s leading experts in quantum materials has joined the University of Adelaide.

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Scientists on a mission from moon to mars

IPAS - Professor Nigel Spooner

New projects will contribute to investigating the feasibility of deep space exploration to destinations such as Mars.

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Insights into continuous waves from neutron stars

Artist’s impression of continuous gravitational waves generated by a spinning asymmetric neutron star. Image: Mark Myers, OzGrav-Swinburne University.

Using data from the LIGO and VIGO detectors, scientists are on the cusp of hearing what they call a continuous gravitational wave or the murmuring of a neutron star.

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$7m boost for sciences research

Researcher photo Linda Armbrecht

ARC Discovery projects showcase the dynamic breadth of sciences research at the University of Adelaide.

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Scientists in the news this week: October 2020

Associate Professor and Head Winemaker Paul Grbin and Scholarly Teaching Fellow and Assistant Winemaker Jill Bauer.

‘What even is the economy?’ Citymag has published a three-part series on ‘how SA makes money and stuff’ featuring several University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates.

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Peter Veitch receives Australia's most prestigious scientific research award

Peter Veitch gravitational waves PM’s Science Prize

Professor Peter Veitch has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for his involvement in one of the greatest scientific discoveries of this century.

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Scientists in the news this week: September 2020

Archie Saunders, Fred Pickett, Jasmin Packer, and Geraldine Turner are determined to save the "precious" Whibley wattle from extinction

Here are the stories of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Monster black hole collision detected by scientists

Artist's impression of binary black holes about to collide by Mark Myers, ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav)

University of Adelaide scientists observe the biggest black hole merger so far detected.

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Science graduates share tales of career success in new podcast

Podcast - Sarah chats with Millie Shinkfield, Quality Assurance Assistant Mexex Food Production

Hear inspiring stories from science graduates in the University of Adelaide’s new podcast series.

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