News: Space Science and Astrophysics

Peter Veitch receives Australia's most prestigious scientific research award

Peter Veitch gravitational waves PM’s Science Prize

Professor Peter Veitch has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for his involvement in one of the greatest scientific discoveries of this century.

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Scientists in the news this week: September 2020

Archie Saunders, Fred Pickett, Jasmin Packer, and Geraldine Turner are determined to save the "precious" Whibley wattle from extinction

Here are the stories of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Monster black hole collision detected by scientists

Artist's impression of binary black holes about to collide by Mark Myers, ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav)

University of Adelaide scientists observe the biggest black hole merger so far detected.

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Science graduates share tales of career success in new podcast

Podcast - Sarah chats with Millie Shinkfield, Quality Assurance Assistant Mexex Food Production

Hear inspiring stories from science graduates in the University of Adelaide’s new podcast series.

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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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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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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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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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Scientists explore mine over matter

A temporary laboratory installed in the Stawell gold mine.

Scientists are placing giant crystals in an old gold mine more than 1km underground, in order to find elusive dark-matter particles.

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