School of Physics

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.

Billiards

When it comes to pool, there’s nothing worse than a shonky table: a new study has found the same goes at the nano-scale, where the “billiard balls” are electrons moving across a “table” made of semiconductor gallium arsenide.

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The most surprising part of the ABC documentary "I can change your mind" was Nick Minchin’s choice of experts: they were all duds who would only influence the gullible, writes Michael Ashley.

Universe clocks

A proposed new clock tied to the orbiting of a neutron around an atomic nucleus could be so accurate that it neither gains nor loses 1/20th of a second in 14 billion years.

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Antarctica might be the coldest, driest and windiest continent, but it holds a fascination for many including Michael Ashley, Professor of Astrophysics.

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