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  • Data-Driven Astronomy MOOC[22 February 2017]


    The first online astronomy course of its kind. More

  • Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn receives prestigious UC Berkeley Professorship[8 February 2017]

    Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn

    ARC Laureate Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn in the School of Physics has been awarded a visiting Miller Professorship to work at the University of California Berkeley, United States. More

  • CUDOS invention solves key issue in photonics integration industry[1 February 2017]


    CUDOS joint PhD student Andri Mahendra and his colleagues in the School of Physics and School of Electrical and Information Engineering at The University of Sydney have developed an integrated circuits controller that enables complex photonic devices to be more robust to internal and external disturbances, addressing one of the key issues in the photonics integration industry. More

  • Improving the world one wavelength at a time[1 February 2017]

    PhD student Atiyeh Zarifi

    School of Physics PhD student Atiyeh Zarifi explains how her research is contributing to advancements in photonics, a research field becoming more important in improving technologies, medicine and exploring the universe. More

  • Smart Sensing Network to probe pollution, human health, wildlife[1 February 2017]

    Professor Ben Eggleton

    The NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN) is being officially launched today at the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology (AINST). Professor Benjamin Eggleton from the School of Physics is co-director of the NSSN. More

  • Scaling up quantum computing using circulators[31 January 2017]

    ARC Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems

    Researchers at the University of Sydney have developed a circulator capable of directing microwaves that can fit on a chip, making it suitable for scaling up quantum-computing architectures. More

  • Seeing the quantum future ... literally[18 January 2017]

    Engineered Quantum Systems

    Scientists at the University of Sydney have demonstrated the ability to "see" the future of quantum systems, and used that knowledge to preempt their demise, in a major achievement that could help bring the strange and powerful world of quantum technology closer to reality. More

  • CAASTRO in the Classroom receives government grant to inspire girls and women to pursue STEM[7 December 2016]

    CAASTRO logo

    CAASTRO in the Classroom is one of 24 projects to receive government funding in the first round of the Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Grants to encourage girls and women to study and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths. More

  • INSPIRE-2 CubeSat Accepted by the QB50 Project[1 December 2016]

    INSPIRE-2 CubeSat

    Following on from successful tests at the Australian National University, the AU03 INSPIRE-2 CubeSat has become the third CubeSat to be fully accepted for launch into space in early 2017. More

  • Australian Academy of Science Annual Awards[18 November 2016]


    Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn is the first University of Sydney academic to win the prestigious biennial 2017 Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal medal in 30 years, and is the first astronomer to do so in over 40 years. He was recognised for his seminal contributions to astrophysics and instrumentation. More

  • Studying the evolution of galaxies[18 November 2016]


    Jessica Bloom, PhD candidate in the School of Physics, tells us that when researching galaxies, disturbed things come in small packages. More

  • Students work to invent the future[7 November 2016]


    PhD student Xanthe Croot from the School of Physics, recently took part in the inaugural, cross-discipinary Inventing the Future program. More