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18 October 2019

ARC Future Fellowships awarded to research climate change

The University of Sydney will receive more than $1.7m from the Australian Research Council for new research into melting Antarctic ice sheets and how deep-sea carbon reservoirs affect climate change.
17 October 2019

Associate Professor Liz New wins a Prime Minister's Prize for Science

Associate Professor Liz New, from the School of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science, has won the Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year.
16 October 2019

Sydney partners with Telstra to prepare future workforce

The new partnership aims to provide collaborative research and education opportunities for both academics and students across a range of disciplines.
11 October 2019

How to stay safe online

School of Computer Science academic, Dr Suranga Seneviratne shares his advice on how to stay safe online to avoid malware and hackers corrupting your devices.
10 October 2019

Tech entrepreneurs connecting through the Sydney Knowledge Hub

The head of the Sydney Knowledge Hub, Rupal Ismin, is ready to create deep connections between STEM entrepreneurs and the University of Sydney.
09 October 2019

How to keep cool in a blackout during a heatwave

What works best when there is no air-conditioning - it's an issue faced increasingly by residents of densely populated cities. Blackouts during heatwaves are becoming common; a new paper could give comfort and save lives.
08 October 2019

A dormant volcano: the black hole at the heart of our galaxy

3.5 million years ago, a supermassive black hole at the heart of our Galaxy spat out an enormous flare. Our researchers worked with an international team to make the discovery. Physicist and astronomy expert, Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn explains how they did it.
03 October 2019

Revealed: the violent past of Andromeda, our neighbouring galaxy

A team of astronomers, led by Professor Geraint Lewis, has revealed two periods over billions of years where Andromeda shredded incoming galaxies to create star clusters. Our galaxy is next on the menu.
30 September 2019

Make like a leaf: researchers developing method to convert CO2

University of Sydney researchers are drawing inspiration from leaves to reduce carbon emissions, using nanotechnology to develop a method for 'carbon photosynthesis' that they hope will one day be adopted on an industrial-scale.
30 September 2019

Australian teachers head to schools in need, thanks to scholarship

A million-dollar donation is helping Australian teachers inspire disadvantaged students in maths and science class.