News: School of Physical Sciences

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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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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Love Story Wins Sciences 3-Minute Thesis Final

3 Minute Thesis winners 2018

Judges fall in love with Joseph Rossi’s biochemistry story about love and betrayal at the Faculty of Sciences 3-Minute Thesis final.

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A plan to build the world’s fastest charging battery

The University of Adelaide’s newest Ramsay Fellow, Dr James Quach, aims to build world’s fastest charging battery

Our newest Ramsay Fellow, Dr James Quach, aims to build world’s fastest charging battery.

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