News: School of Physical Sciences

Kicking goals in sciences gender equity and diversity

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Improving gender equity and diversity in STEM has been rewarded with the award of an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award, the highest level of this award available in Australia.

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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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Watch: 2020 Future Scientist Information Evening

Future Scientist event

Whether you have an offer already, or will receive one in the near future; re-live or catch up on the Future Scientist information evening we held on campus.

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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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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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A collapsing star in a distant galaxy fired out some of the most energetic gamma rays ever seen

HESS telescopes in Namibia are on the alert for high-energy gamma rays. HESS Collaboration / Clementina Medina

New research shows we still have much to learn about gamma-ray bursts; but gives us confidence that our methods to detect them are improving.

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Local geoscientist the first Australian student to win award

Simon Holford Natalie Debenham Ros King

Geoscientist Natalie Debenham has been awarded the Journal of Structural Geology’s 'Student Author of the Year Award'.

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