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Quantum sensors to make Australia safer

Professor Andrew Luiten

Researchers to work with the Defence Science and Technology Group on four ambitious quantum technology projects.

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On top of the world: Sciences research ranks high in ERA results

Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS) research using 3D printing for the Austofix wrist plate.

Science research at the University of Adelaide has reached new heights according to the 2018 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) results released this week.

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Photonics & space internships await physics student

Physics student Rhona Hamilton

New Colombo Plan Scholarship recipient Rhona Hamilton has sights on her internships at the University of Tokyo and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.

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Chasing clouds in Antarctica: cool stories from a physics graduate

News Tom Chambers physics

It’s a unique way to escape the heat. Physics graduate Tom Chambers spent his summer exploring clouds in Antarctica.

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Measurement of success: Adelaide scientist wins medal for commitment to industry

IPAS scientist Professor Andre Luiten

Precision measurement expert Professor Andre Luiten has received national recognition for supporting the needs of industry.

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New space agency a boost for future science careers and research

Astrophysics observatory Paddy McGee

Australia’s new national space agency in Adelaide to provide boost in career opportunities for science and physics graduates.

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CSSM in the news in 2018

Read about the key announcements from CSSM in 2018

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Trapping atoms, not space ships, with tractor beams

Dr Philip Light with the atomic chamber in which the atomic tractor beams were created

Physics researchers have delved into the realm of Star Wars and created a powerful tractor beam.

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Tiny Research wins Tall Awards

2018 South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Award winners

They’re working on a small scale to make a big impact in their respective fields. Meet Dr Ben Sparkes and Dr Cameron Shearer.

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Nanocrystals may replace traditional hard drives for data storage

Nanocrystals may replace traditional hard drives for data storage. Image courtesy Travis Jennings - CC BY 3.0.

Physicists discover that nano-sized crystals of salt encoded with data using light from a laser could be the next data storage technology of choice.

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