Physics

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It’s not rocket science – or is it? A UNSW Sydney astronomer explains how the right sci-fi watchlist can make physics easier to understand.

An artist's impression of the GJ887 planetary system.

An international team of researchers has found multiple planet systems orbiting red dwarf star Gliese 887.

MIchelle Simmons and team

A group of physicists at UNSW Sydney have built a super-fast version of the central building block of a quantum computer. The research is the milestone result of a vision first outlined by scientists 20 years ago.

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Find out the role of acceleration and air resistance in answering this child's question.

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Professor Susan Coppersmith from the University of Wisconsin- Madison will join UNSW next year to work with experimental scientists on problems ranging from quantum computing to new materials.

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Evidence shows that on certain physics questions, otherwise high-performing female students under-perform compared to their male peers. Kate Wilson, Anna Wilson and David Low want to know why.

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Professor Brian Greene of Columbia University spoke to UNSW scientist Dr Lucyna Chudczer in an exclusive interview before his ThinkInc talk at ICC Sydney.

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We humans are capable of vocalising many different words in a range of languages. But what is it that gives us a remakable and variable voice, asks Noel Hanna.

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Professor Joe Wolfe from UNSW’s School of Physics explains why our bodies are even more amazing than what we see in the night sky.

Brian Boyle

He shared in a Nobel prize for physics and pioneered construction of the world’s largest radio telescope. Now Brian Boyle is blazing a trail for UNSW research. 

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