News: School of Physical Sciences

Chemistry researchers target cleaner future for heavy industry

Heavy industry

Researchers from the School of Physical Sciences are involved in the new Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition Cooperative Research Centre.

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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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60-year anniversary of Douglas Mawson Antarctic Collection

Mawson collection opening 1961

April 2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of the University of Adelaide’s collection of geological and historical artefacts from Sir Douglas Mawson’s expeditions.

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Uni of Adelaide on the hunt for emerging scientific leaders

Plant scientist Waite campus

The University of Adelaide is searching for two emerging scientific leaders for its prestigious Ramsay Fellowships.

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Pathways clear for decarbonising heavy industry

CET HiTeMP Outlook cover image

Green energy: Experts have identified some of the most prospective pathways for heavy industry to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions.

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They're strange, alien-like creatures from the Flinders Ranges - but how do they eat?

Ediacara Biota P Trusler

University of Adelaide scientists have discovered the feeding mode of Pentaradial Arkarua, a strange, alien-like creature that once roamed the Flinders Ranges.

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Success for sciences in industry-linked ARC grants

Associate Professor Rachel Burton and PhD Student Kendall Corbin visiting the Agave plantation in Queensland

The University of Adelaide has been awarded more than $3.6 million in industry-linked grants by the Australian Research Council (ARC) for important research that will attract a further $1.8 million in support from industry.

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