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  • Faintest hisses from space reveal famous star's past life[3 August 2016]

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    Research led by a student at the University of Sydney and including an international team of astronomers has managed to peer into the past of supernova remnant 1987A using the Murchison Widefield Array. More

  • Game-changer for astronomical instrumentation[28 July 2016]

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    The SAMI team from the University of Sydney and the AAO win the Peter McGregor Prize for achievement and innovation in astronomical instrumentation. More

  • International collaboration will dramatically improve Internet capacity[28 July 2016]

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    An international collaboration between scientists from the School of Physics and the Advanced Institute of Industrial Science and Technology in Japan has achieved a breakthrough for enabling faster, more compact and cost-efficient telecommunications using advanced optical frequency comb technology. More

  • International Space Station to launch Australian CubeSats[29 June 2016]

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    Researchers from Sydney SpaceNet at the School of Physics are testing their cube-sized satellites at the ANU space simulator to ensure they are ready for launch from the International Space Station later this year. More

  • CAASTRO student to mix with best and brightest[28 June 2016]

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    CAASTRO PhD student Joseph Callingham is attending the 66th Lindau Meeting in Germany (26 June - 1 July), encountering more Nobel Laureates than most of us would in a lifetime! More

  • Optics breakthrough to revamp night vision[25 May 2016]

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    A breakthrough by Australian researchers could make infra-red technology easy-to-use and cheap, potentially saving millions of dollars in defence and other areas using sensing devices. More

  • Parenting and First Aid Room Open[19 May 2016]

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    The School of Physics has welcomed the opening of the Parenting/First Aid Room in the School of Physics Building (A28) in May, as part of the numerous infrastructure projects occurring in the School over the past year. More

  • Laser Solar Cells: New Designs for More Efficient Solar PV Power Generation[13 May 2016]


    Physicists from the Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS) at the School of Physics have proposed an innovative mechanism of harvesting solar energy more efficiently at lower costs than traditional photovoltaic (PV) cells. More

  • Dawn of Nanophotonics[5 May 2016]

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    Professor Eggleton from CUDOS in the School of Physics has written on the dawn of nanophotonics in The Conversation. More

  • CUDOS on ABC 24 - Australia National[27 April 2016]

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    Professor Eggleton from CUDOS in the School of Physics explains photonics and other research being conducted in the Sydney Nanoscience Hub in this interview with ABC 24 News. More

  • A Planet for Goldilocks[27 April 2016]

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    Dr Natalie Batalha from the NASA Ames Research Center and Mission Scientist for NASA's Kepler Mission will give the annual Professor Walter Stibbs Lecture on 28 April. More

  • International Women's Day at the School of Physics[20 April 2016]

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    The School of Physics joined in the global celebrations of International Women's Day and its theme of 'Pledge For Parity' on 8 March 2016 by taking part in two events to highlight our efforts for diversity and to affirm our commitment to creating a more diverse and equitable workplace. More