2018 News archive

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April 2018
340,000 stars interrogated in search for Sun's siblings   View Summary
23 April 2018
A Sydney-led international group of astronomers has revealed the "DNA" of more than 340,000 stars in the first major data release from the Galactic Archaeology survey GALAH for clues about how galaxies formed and evolved.
March 2018
First for radio astronomers in gravitational waves breakthrough   View Summary
27 March 2018
The historic first detection of gravitational waves caused a media frenzy and put our radio astronomers in the spotlight. As part of the first team to pinpoint where the waves originated, they became part of the story.
February 2018
Linkage grants foster new industry collaborations   View Summary
7 February 2018
Professor Ben Eggleton $1.7 million in funding for new projects linking researchers with global pharma, mining and defence companies.
January 2018
Explosions in the sky: Gravitational waves and the new astronomy   View Summary
23 January 2018
Explosions in the sky: Gravitational waves and the new astronomy, Presented by Tara MurphyHear the incredible behind the scenes story of how the collision of two neutrons stars, 130 million light-years away, was detected by astronomers around the world including those at the University of Sydney.