School of Physics

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Pioneering a new technique, researchers have peered into the extremely faint light that exists between galaxies to describe the history and state of orphan stars.

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The two projects aim to produce materials used in electronic, magnetic, and optical devices and infrastructure for the bioprinting of 3D models of organs and tissues.    

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A quantum mechanics interpretation can help us comprehend the hypothetical existence of many worlds.

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ARC funding supports UNSW academics participating in cooperative national and international facilities and partnering with business, industry and the community.

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We might’ve been under lockdown this year, but science sure wasn’t.

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A rocky planet discovered in the Virgo constellation could change how we look for life in the universe.

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UNSW-led research will enable astronomers to look at any galaxy in the Universe and predict when it will stop producing stars.

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The most-read stories of 2020 take us from the depths of the mind to the edges of the universe.

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Australian researchers have found the ideal position for qubits in silicon - a development that will help them to scale up atom-based quantum computers.

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A faraway galaxy with almost no dark matter has threatened to break our theory of galaxy formation. New evidence suggests the galaxy isn’t an anomaly – but a victim of theft.

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