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Mysterious clouds could offer new clues on dark matter

The hunt for gravitational waves, ripples in space and time caused by major cosmic cataclysms, could help solve one of the Universe's other burning mysteries - boson clouds and whether they are a leading contender for dark matter.

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The hunt for gravitational waves, ripples in space and time caused by major cosmic cataclysms, could help solve one of the Universe's other burning mysteries - boson clouds and whether they are a leading contender for dark matter.

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Xia Hua

Academic profile | 30 Nov 2021

A ribbeting story: how a frog-loving maths-hater became a mathematician

“I am a good example of how mathematics can be fascinating to anyone once you see how useful it is,” Dr Xia Hua says.

Analysis and opinion | 29 Nov 2021

Yes, it’s rocket science: Australia needs eyes in space to monitor our tinderbox landscape

As climate change worsens, bushfires are likely to become more intense and frequent. We must find new ways of managing bushfires to prevent catastrophic events. Satellite data can help in this task.

Media release | 25 Nov 2021

ANU nanotech pioneer to lead Australian Academy of Science

A leading nanotechnology and physics researcher from The Australian National University (ANU), Distinguished Professor Chennupati Jagadish, will be the next president of the Australian Academy of Science.

Media release | 22 Nov 2021

'Ground-breaking' voyage to unlock Earth's inner secrets

A significant mission to retrieve 27 seismometers from the rugged ocean floor near Macquarie Island in the Southern Ocean will unlock the secrets of the Earth's inner layers.

Media release | 22 Nov 2021

New Director for the Mathematical Sciences Institute

ANU has appointed distinguished theoretical astrophysicist Professor Lilia Ferrario as the new Director of the Mathematical Sciences Institute in the College of Science.

Career story | 17 Nov 2021

Changing the steaks: how 'alternative fats' are shaping the future of food

This cellular agriculture start-up hopes to add a tasty new animal-free ingredient to the menu.

Two people look at computerised scientific instruments

News | 16 Nov 2021

An ANU physicist’s quest for success lightyears away

Imagine working on a project for 20 years before seeing any concrete outcome or results. That was Distinguished Professor Susan Scott's experience before making a huge discovery with her research team.

Illustration: hands holding an Earth

Media release | 12 Nov 2021

Study shows “dark side of ambition” in climate policy

With the eyes of the world on COP26, researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) say the broader environmental and social implications of extreme emission reduction schemes need to be taken into account.

Analysis and opinion | 11 Nov 2021

The 'Ringo Starr' of birds is now endangered: here’s how we can still save our drum-playing palm cockatoos

Australia’s largest parrot, the palm cockatoo, is justifiably famous as the only non-human animal to craft tools for sound. They create drumsticks to make a rhythmic beat. Sadly, the “Ringo Starr” of the bird world is now threatened with extinction – just as many other parrots are around the world.

Media release, News | 8 Nov 2021

Scientists detect a "tsunami" of gravitational waves

A team of international scientists, including researchers from The Australian National University (ANU), have unveiled the largest number of gravitational waves ever detected.

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