School of Physics

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.

The Crane

Astronomers have spotted something they weren't expecting – a star that has been travelling at 6 million kilometres an hour for 5 million years.

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The temperature can get below minus 93 degrees on an Antarctic ridge near Dome A, where UNSW scientists operate an astronomical observatory, writes Michael Ashley.

Flambaum

Good science is unpredictable, says Scientia Professor Victor Flambaum, who has been honoured with a prestigious Humboldt Award for his lifetime achievements in research.

NASA water crop

Not only is water associated with the formation of life, but extraterrestrial water can help us better understand the origin of water on Earth and its distribution within our planetary system, writes Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer.

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One of the closest stars to Earth, Tau Ceti, may host five planets, an international team of astronomers has discovered.

Nobellaureate

Nobel laureate for Physics Professor Brian Schmidt described to a packed audience at UNSW the startling discovery that the universe is accelerating.

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