2018 News archive

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July 2018
Two Sydney scientists invited to speak at Royal Institution   View Summary
13 July 2018
Royal Institution talksTwo of our scientists, Professor Zdenka Kuncic and Professor Geraint Lewis, have been invited to give public talks at the Royal Institution in London in July.
June 2018
Research Scholarships in Digital Agriculture    View Summary
26 June 2018
Research Scholarships in Digital Agriculture Funded by the CSIRO through Data61, these scholarships aim to support students undertaking a PhD within either the Faculty of Science, or the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, where the focus of their research is on information science relevant to the agricultural domain.
May 2018
Peter Godfrey-Smith Royal Society of New South Wales History and Philosophy of Science Medal    View Summary
28 May 2018
Professor Godfrey-SmithProfessor Peter Godfrey-Smith received the medal from the Governor of New South Wales, The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC, who is the patron of the Society.
How to run a successful vet practice   View Summary
25 May 2018
How to become a successfull vet, Dr Diederik GeldermanBuilding a thriving veterinary practice takes skill. Success stems from a deep knowledge of animal health and welfare as well as sound business acumen. To learn more, we asked alumnus Dr Diederik Gelderman for some pointers.
Virtual Reality: exploring new dimensions   View Summary
24 May 2018
Virtual RealityWhat will we create with virtual reality? Delve into the world of virtual reality and find out what the future holds, at the Sydney Science Forum 'Virtual Reality: exploring new dimensions' on Wednesday 6 June.
Applications are now open for the RARE Scaling Social Enterprises in Vietnam program.   View Summary
15 May 2018
Professor Geordie Williamson elected Fellow of the Royal SocietyThe Remote and Rural Enterprise (RARE) Program is offering selected undergraduate students from The Business School, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, and Faculty of Science an opportunity to study social enterprise in Vietnam.
Professor Geordie Williamson elected Fellow of the Royal Society   View Summary
14 May 2018
Professor Geordie Williamson elected Fellow of the Royal SocietyJust 10 years after completing his doctorate, Professor Geordie Williamson has been recognised for his fundamental contribution to representation theory in mathematics.
Science alumnus Dr Mohit Tolani wins Alumni Award   View Summary
8 May 2018
Dr Mohit TolaniDr Mohit Tolani, who graduated with his Bachelor of Medical Science in 2010, has won the Outstanding Achievements of Young Alumni Award.
Science alumnus Professor David Black wins Alumni Award   View Summary
8 May 2018
Professor David BlackProfessor David Black, science alumnus and eminent chemistry researcher, has won the Alumni Award for Professional Achievement.
The fight to beat breast cancer with a blood test   View Summary
4 May 2018
The fight to beat breast cancer with a blood testWorking for a start-up in 2008, Dharmica Mistry made a discovery that led her to file for an international patent. Ten years on, she's hoping to commercialise this research to address shortcomings in breast cancer detection.
Two Alumni Awards graduate finalists   View Summary
4 May 2018
Alumni AwardsTwo recent graduates from the Faculty of Science have been named as finalists in the University of Sydney Alumni Awards Graduate Medals.
April 2018
Science Indigenous Seminar Series   View Summary
27 April 2018
Indigenous flagWe are delighted to welcome our guest presenters from the area of Australian native plants, Aboriginal participation in STEM subjects, astronomy and navigation of Aboriginal people.
Galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age: new study   View Summary
26 April 2018
Galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age: new studyAstronomers observed 843 galaxies using the SAMI instrument.
Industry impressed by innovative new food products   View Summary
19 April 2018
Industry impressed by innovative new food productsFourth-year food and agribusiness students Sarah Dawes and Andrew Dong recently competed in a nation-wide food product development competition. Now they return applying their skills (and love of macadamias) to Anzac biscuits.
This Australian astronomer went to Bavaria to look across the universe   View Summary
15 April 2018
This Australian astronomer went to Bavaria to look across the universeSydney University's Professor Geraint Lewis' job is to look half way across the universe at something invisible.
Professor Philip Gale to receive prestigious Chemistry award   View Summary
13 April 2018
Professor Phillip GaleProfessor Phil Gale, Head of the School of Chemistry will receive the prestigious International Izatt-Christensen Award for 2018 for his seminal contributions to the field of selective anion recognition and transport.
Students search for fame in the lab    View Summary
9 April 2018
A berry excellent Students search for fame in the lab  ShowA public speaking competition seeking to showcase creativity in science will put the spotlight on 12 of NSW's brightest students on Wednesday 11 April at the Powerhouse Museum.
Soil expert Iain Young appointed as Dean of Science   View Summary
5 April 2018
Soil expert Iain Young appointed as Dean of ScienceBiophysicist Professor Iain Young led major research groups in Scotland before taking a leadership role at the University of New England, followed by his appointment heading Sydney's School of Life and Environmental Sciences.
A berry excellent Easter Show   View Summary
5 April 2018
A berry excellent Easter ShowAgriculture student wins 2018 Chris Russell Medal of Excellence.
Everything you need to know about daylight saving   View Summary
3 April 2018
Everything you need to know about daylight saving Daylight saving is a ritual observed by over 40 percent of the world, but why do we change our clocks and how does it impact your sleep? University of Sydney experts explain.
March 2018
5 biggest challenges facing Australian water   View Summary
20 March 2018
Australian water catchmentsWorld Water Day is a day we can focus our attention on the importance of water and some of the challenges faced managing Australian water catchments and supply.
New Head of School for Physics   View Summary
19 March 2018
Celine BoehmProfessor Celine Boehm is the new Head of School for Physics, starting on 19 March 2018.
February 2018
Teachers share what entering the Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize is really like   View Summary
28 February 2018
Sleek GeeksFinding a creative way to explain science in a short film has been the challenge enjoyed by school students and their teachers each year for over a decade in the University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize.
Lessons from an extraordinary woman   View Summary
26 February 2018
Lessons on following your heartWhat Ruth Gall's career can teach us
5 career barriers and how to break through them   View Summary
26 February 2018
5 career barriers and how to break through themGender barriers in the workplace can be hard to break. University of Sydney academics offer tips to tackle career obstacles this International Women's Day.
Research scholarships from science you should know    View Summary
21 February 2018
Research scholarships from science you should knowThe University of Sydney has over 700 scholarships on offer, with a value of over $84 million. Our scholarship programs aim to provide financial support to students and assist them to excel academically.
Snap, crackle and pop    View Summary
21 February 2018
Snap, crackle and pop As another university year begins, we met with Dr Alice Williamson, a chemist, lecturer and science communicator in the Faculty of Science to give us a sneak peak of just some of the experiments students can look forward to learning about when studying chemistry at Sydney.
Come celebrate cotton industry successes at 'Cotton tales'   View Summary
21 February 2018
CottonDiscover more about this Australian success story at the 2018 RD Watt Lecture 'Cotton tales: celebrating success in Australia' on 8 March.
Get ready, it's O-Week time!   View Summary
20 February 2018
Get ready, it's o-week time!It is O-Week 2018 time and Tia will be taking over the @sydney_science instagram account from 26 Feb until the 2 March to show you around campus from a third year science student perspective.
7 powerful breakthroughs by women and girls in Sydney Science   View Summary
6 February 2018
7 powerful breakthroughs by women and girls in Sydney ScienceIn the quest for gender equality, the United Nations has declared 11 February the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.