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.

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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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.

words

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.

Domea 1

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.

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