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23 October 2019

School of Physics announces Grand Challenges project winners

The successful submissions include a big data project to combat modern slavery in supply chains and an ambitious project to send probes to a star system four light years away.
14 October 2019

Operation Earth: A Conservation Mission

Over three massive days, students and staff from the University’s Faculty of Science ran Operation Earth: A Conservation Mission, with hands-on science activities for school students and families at Taronga Zoo.
14 October 2019

5 questions for Holly Kershaw

Meet Holly Kershaw, who runs chemistry and geoscience activities for school students and the public, as part of the Faculty of Science’s outreach activities.
14 October 2019

Elders for climate justice

We are undeniably in the middle of a serious climate crisis. We may even be at the end and (almost) everyone is searching for an answer.
14 October 2019

End of the internal combustion engine?

I’ve been a motorhead ever since I was legally allowed to drive. Often I would drive for hours on the winding country roads behind Wollongong, instead of going to my university lectures. I have test driven 4WDs through 15 of the 17 deserts of Australia. I *love* driving.
14 October 2019

Climate change future

I’m sure I’m not alone in celebrating a little milestone in our family since the last edition of Science Alliance. My elder daughter, 14 year old Ellie, joined the hundreds of thousands of school children around the world in attending the climate strike.
14 October 2019

How much waste does it take to save the world?

The unglamorous truth: one of the first things you learn in a chemistry degree is how to deal with the waste.
01 October 2019

Five minutes with Professor Harbans Bariana

Professor Harbans Bariana from the University's Plant Breeding Institute in Cobbity, on our Camden campus, has dedicated his life to protecting wheat crops against rust diseases. He was recently honoured as a finalist in the India Australia Business and Community Awards.
30 September 2019

5 things we learnt in ‘Not Guilty: the psychology of crime investigations’

Dr Celine van Golde, from our School of Psychology in the Faculty of Science, gave a hugely popular Sydney Science Forum talk ‘Not Guilty: the psychology of crime investigations’ on 18 September. Here are five things we learnt from her.
30 September 2019

Young leaders driving climate action showcase their solutions

Danilo Ignacio de Urzedo is completing his PhD in the School of Geosciences on Amazon forest restoration. He was recently one of 500 young people who attended the UN Youth Climate Summit and UN Climate Action Summit in NY.