School of Physics

Astronaut and aliens seated in a space bus

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.

Artist’s impression of the thin stream of stars torn from the Phoenix globular cluster, wrapping around the Milky Way

Scientists find remnant of strange dismembered star cluster at Galaxy’s edge

South Pole

Stars viewed from a place called Dome A in Antarctica can finally be seen without their twinkle – which means in much greater detail.

Spin-orbit coupling of an electron in a lattice structure

A team led by UNSW scientists have significantly increased the coherence time of a spin-orbit qubit in silicon, allowing them to preserve quantum information for longer. These results open up a new pathway to scale silicon quantum computers.

Astrophysicist Kirsten Banks

An astrophysicist shares tips on how to make the most of the Winter Solstice this weekend – and you don’t even need equipment to start exploring the sky. 

An artist’s impression of the ring galaxy

An unusual galaxy is set to prompt a rethink on how structures in the Universe form.

Pulsating star

The inner workings of young stars have been identified by an international team of researchers including a UNSW Sydney physicist.

Dark matter

Big galaxies get bigger by merging with smaller ones, modelling has shown.

School of fish

An international team of researchers has revealed the mechanisms behind fish schooling – and what they found differs from what scientists had previously thought. 

Artist's interpretation of a protoplanetary disk

At only 1 per cent the age of the Sun, the DS Tuc binary system shows us how a planet might naturally develop before its orbit is disturbed by external forces.

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