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  • Maths: Womens' Work[21 March 2016]

    Dr Clio Cresswell

    Dr Clio Cresswell is a mathematician, writer, and media personality. She is a visiting fellow at the school of mathematics at the University of New South Wales, Australia. More

  • Sydney University's Nanoscience Hub makes the news[9 March 2016]

    Uni takes a quantum leap into scienceâs next frontier - In the News

    A small team of scientists is helping to kick-start the next scientific revolution, writes Marcus Strom from the Sydney Morning Herald. More

  • Schools Outreach Save the Dates[1 March 2016]

    Science Alliance

    Mark the dates for Mega Maths Day, Camden Open Day and the Agriculture HSC Seminar More

  • Hello and welcome to Science Alliance for 2016.[1 March 2016]

    Adam Spencer

    As the University's Mathematics and Science Ambassador, I've had great fun hitting the ground running this year and would like to share a couple of those experiences. More

  • Welcome to the Ideas Boom[1 March 2016]

    Ideas Boom

    You may have noticed the Ideas Boom television commercials and bright yellow ads popping up in bus shelters and other public places in the past month. The Ideas Boom is the Australian Government's National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) that positions innovation and science as the key to new sources of growth, high-wage jobs and economic prosperity. More

  • The Science of being Aboriginal[1 March 2016]

    Slippery Surfaces - How nanoscience is changing our material world

    In this enlightened age of genetic research there have been some amazing revelations about our Australian Aboriginal ancestry using DNA testing. Research from Copenhagen University has revealed that the results of genetic tests performed on a one hundred year old piece of hair from an Aboriginal man shows that Aboriginal people were the first to migrate out of Africa approximately 70,000 years ago. More

  • Slippery Surfaces - How nanoscience is changing our material world[1 March 2016]

    Slippery Surfaces - How nanoscience is changing our material world

    Slippery Surfaces - How nanoscience is changing our material world More

  • DragonFly Telescope [11 February 2016]

    Dragonfly Telescope

    When professional astronomers need new designs of telescope, they're looking at forests of paperwork, tens of millions of dollars at the very least, and a decade or two. But thanks to one astronomer's hobby of nature photography, he got his radical telescope very quickly and cheaply - and also got us one step closer to solving the mystery of how galaxies spring into existence. More

  • Revealing Light[1 December 2015]

    Sunlight streaming through trees in a forest

    Light is critical to our existence. It played a role in how organic molecules - and therefore living cells - developed on Earth in the first place, but now we use it for medicine, communications, entertainment and culture. Even something as everyday as supermarket checkouts scan product barcodes using light! More

  • Breaking the seal[30 November 2015]

    Breaking the seal

    If you've ever had a long night out at the pub, you will have run across the strange phenomenon called 'breaking the seal'. More

  • Will my boomerang come back?[30 November 2015]

    A boomerang on display

    As a modern day D'harawal I am very blessed to know a lot about my Aboriginal family and culture; many Aboriginal people are not so fortunate particularly those from the initial point of European contact in the Sydney region. One of my favourite pastimes is googling my family, particularly my great grandfather, Tom Foster. More

  • Young scientists awarded, embark on year-long campaign[27 October 2015]

    Winners of the 2015 Tall Poppy Awards

    Awards by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science have recognised early career scientists who combine world-class research with a commitment to communication. More