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Leading particle physicist receives highest Australia Day award

Professor Anthony Thomas

Honours for Professor Anthony Thomas, who put the University of Adelaide on the world map of outstanding centres working in fundamental nuclear and particle physics.

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eDNA techniques to transform subterranean environmental assessment

A tiny (0.7 mm long) crustacean from the family Parabathynellidae found in groundwater aquifers in the Pilbara region of Western Australia (Image by Kym Abrams)

A new project is set to transform understanding of the impact of mining on Australian subterranean species.

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Drones helping Australian sea lion survival

Australian sea lions are in trouble. Their population has never recovered from the impact of the commercial sealing that occurred mainly in the 19th century.

Australian sea lions are in trouble. Scientists are using drones to investigate the health of these animals.

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Digital technology to transform vineyard management

Digital technology to transform vineyard management

$5m digital technologies project to support on-farm decision making for winegrape production.

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New study reveals a huge neutron star collision 3.4 times heavier than the sun

Colliding neutron stars

University of Adelaide physics researchers involved in a new study revealing possible collision of two neutron stars.

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Part of a disCERNing crowd

Martin White – proudly part of “an endless search for the unknown'. GLENN HUNT

Astrophysicist Martin White discusses life with and around the Large Hadron Collider.

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Awards: Sciences' researchers, students and staff shine in 2019

The 2019 Partnership Development Award is awarded to:  Dr Alice Jones from the School of Biological Sciences

Researchers, graduate students and sciences' staff were recognised for their achievements in 2019 at the recent Faculty of Sciences end of year awards function.

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Insects are under threat - here's six ways to help them

A flower fly. Scientists need help form the public to track insect numbers. Denis Anderson/CSIRO

Are you planning a big garden clean-up this summer, or stocking up on fly spray to keep bugs at bay? Before you do, it’s worth considering the damage you might cause to the insects we share the planet with.

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Chemistry, physics and earth science research given $4 million boost

Hugh Harris

School of Physical Sciences' researchers have received $4 million in funding from the Federal Government in the latest round of ARC Discovery Grants.

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