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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.
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.
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.
08 October 2019

Veterinarian wins Avian Practitioner of the Year

Associate Professor Lorenzo Crosta, Director of the University of Sydney's Avian, Reptile and Exotic Pet Hospital in Camden, has won the TJ Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year award from the Lafeber Company in the US.