School of Physical Sciences

Scientists and staff rewarded for 2018 success

Dr Karina Riggs and Dr Beth Loveys from the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine have won the Excellence in Teaching Award (5+ experience)

Some of the best minds in science received awards from the Faculty of Sciences at its end of year function in December.

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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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Earth sciences graduates named Superstars of STEM

Kate Selway - earth scientist - alumni

Three earth sciences graduates are rocking the new title of being among Australia's latest Superstars of STEM.

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How Eurasia's Tianshan mountains set a stage that changed the world

Tianshan mountains

Though you may not know it, the Tianshan mountain range probably changed the lives of your ancestors – and to this day, you.

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Rethinking Australia's climate history

Drought image

Researchers discover evidence of climate change that coincided with the first wave of European settlement of Australia.

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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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