News: School of Physical Sciences

New partnership to focus on carbon capture and storage research

School of Petroleum

Chevron Australia is contributing more than AUD$2.45 million to support a new laboratory and new research positions in carbon storage engineering and science.

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Researchers on the hunt for missing critical minerals

Cold eclogites in Norway

Researchers on the hunt for why cold eclogites mysteriously disappeared from geological records during the early stages of the Earth’s development may have found the answer, and with it clues that could help locate critical minerals today.

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Fluorescent cells could be key to cancer diagnosis

PCNA sensor news story

Scientists are a step closer to creating a fluorescent sensor that detects cancerous cells, which could become a new tool in the early identification of cancer.

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Experts focus on hydrogen production tech

Hydrogen H2

Experts from around the world will meet to discuss the latest technology and developments in the hydrogen sphere at a virtual international forum convened by the University of Adelaide this week (14-16 September).

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Seeking eco-warriors to create award-winning videos

Young Scientist of the Year St Aloysius students

High school students have the opportunity to be named the University of Adelaide Young Scientist of the Year and win themselves cash prizes by making a short video about an environmental problem or solution.

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Earth observation technologies focus for partnership

The SITAEL Platino spacecraft over Australia. SITAEL

IPAS and SITAEL Australia partner to create new space-based infrared instruments. 

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Future Fellowships to boost agriculture and earth sciences research

Roseworthy wheat crop

$2.5m to advance research on enhancing crop salt tolerance; gene regulation in wheat; and the interplay between tectonics, climate and resources.

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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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