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24 May 2018

$3m grant for Sydney engineers to shape factories of the future

The University of Sydney will partner with local and US universities to conduct fundamental research that will underpin advanced manufacturing solutions for the factories of the future.
22 May 2018

Academy of Science awards Sydney scientists with highest honour

Professors Dacheng Tao, Geordie Williamson, Jennie Brand-Miller and Chris Dickman recognised for outstanding contributions to Australian science.
22 May 2018

Discovery for grouping atoms invokes Pasteur

Australian scientists have found a new way to make isomers - molecules made of the same atoms connected together differently - which is expected to open a new field of chemistry, with important applications possible soon.
21 May 2018

Stargazing world record attempt at the University of Sydney

Astronomy lovers are banding together in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the most people stargazing at one time. With 112 registered star sites, the University of Sydney is set to be one of the busiest.
18 May 2018

New cat virus could shed light on hepatitis B

The discovery of the companion cat hepadnavirus in the same family as hep B in humans could provide clues about the evolution of potentially deadly hepatitis viruses in all species.
10 May 2018

Professor Geordie Williamson elected Fellow of the Royal Society

Just 10 years after completing his doctorate, Professor Geordie Williamson has been recognised for his fundamental contribution to representation theory in mathematics.
08 May 2018

Global tourism carbon footprint quantified in world first

Tourism has been revealed to be responsible for almost a tenth of greenhouse gas emissions, with flights a major component. The paper highlights a gap in the Paris climate agreement, which does not include aviation.
04 May 2018

5 things you need to know about the federal budget

Ahead of the 2018-19 Federal Budget on Tuesday, University of Sydney experts explain what the budget might mean for Australia, including the implications in the infrastructure sector, taxation system and NDIS funding.
03 May 2018

Why decisions to desex male dogs just got more complicated

Behavioural problems in male dogs may be affected by how early in their life they are desexed, with the study raising questions about whether there should be routine desexing of male dogs at all, according to a new study by University of Sydney experts.
02 May 2018

The next big step for Sydney Nano

Professor Ben Eggleton is looking forward to building on the strong foundations of the institute through its strength in quantum science, nanophotonics, nanoscale materials and molecular nanoscience.