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  • Computer learning can improve HSC science results[12 December 2014]

    Simon Crook

    Research from the Sydney University Physics Education Research (SUPER) group has shown that students who used school-issued laptop computers at school and home perform better in their HSC science exams than those not given the computers. More

  • $1.4 million gift from SIfA's Professor Dick Hunstead[26 November 2014]

    Professor Dick Hunstead

    $1.4 million Dick Hunstead Fund for Astrophysics will support the Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIfA). The Institute, based in the School of Physics, is one of the most diverse astrophysics groupings within Australia, spanning optical, radio, infrared, X-ray, theoretical and computational astrophysics. More

  • Industry partnership supports Australian production of next-generation photonics[13 November 2014]

    Dr Simon Lefrancois from the University of Sydneyâs School of Physics holding an optical chip used i

    An optical oscilloscope with 20 times the resolution of conventional electronics has been developed by the ARC Centre for ultrahigh bandwidth devices for optical systems (CUDOS) at the University of Sydney and the Australian National University. More

  • The expanding fireball of Nova Delphini 2013[21 October 2014]

    The expanding fireball of Nova Delphini 2013

    Astronomers at the University of Sydney are part of a team that has taken images of the thermonuclear fireball from a 'nova star' for the first time tracking the explosion as it expands. More

  • Experimental noise filtering by quantum control[21 October 2014]

    Associate Professor Michael Biercuk

    A team of scientists including Associate Professor Michael Biercuk and PhD student Harrison Ball from the School of Physics, have taken inspiration from aerospace research and development programs to make fragile quantum systems into useful pieces of advanced technology in a paper that has been published in Nature Physics. More

  • Braille-like communication capability for implant surfaces[1 October 2014]

    Marcela Bilek

    A Braille-like method that enables medical implants to communicate with a patient's cells could help reduce biomedical and prosthetic device failure rates, according to University of Sydney researchers. More

  • A new director for the Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astronomy[12 September 2014]

    New CAASTRO Director

    From today, the nation-wide ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics has a new director, Professor Elaine Sadler, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Sydney. She succeeds Professor Bryan Gaensler, also at the School of Physics at the University, who has led CAASTRO since its inception in 2011. More

  • Ground-breaking research awarded ARC Laureate Fellowships[22 August 2014]

    Australian Research Council

    Advances in our understanding of the brain using maths and physics concepts and the creation of a new Australian technology to discover the formation of galaxies will result from two Australian Laureate Fellowships awarded to the University of Sydney. More

  • Australian researchers pioneer a 'Google street view' of galaxies[25 July 2014]

    SAMI Survery

    A new home-grown instrument is giving Australian astronomers the first 'Google street view' of the cosmos. More

  • ARC Future Fellowships recognise research strengths in Physics[25 July 2014]

    ARC Future Fellowships

    The School of Physics' strength has been recognised with the announcement of 3 Australian Research Council Future Fellowships in the School of Physics. More

  • Mysterious dance of dwarfs may force a cosmic rethink[18 July 2014]

    Dwarf Galaxy

    The discovery that many small galaxies throughout the universe do not 'swarm' around larger ones like bees do but 'dance' in orderly disc-shaped orbits is a challenge to our understanding of how the universe formed and evolved. More

  • Generous gift supports the promise of quantum computing[11 July 2014]

    Engineered Quantum Systems

    A belief in the need for business to reach out to the sciences is only one of the motives for Anne and Hugh Harley to donate half a million dollars to the University of Sydney's Quantum Control Laboratory More