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Young scientists blooming with Tall Poppy Award

Four academics, including Dr Tristan Reekie from the Research School of Chemistry, have been recognised with prestigious ACT Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

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Dr Anna Olsen in front of graffiti wall

Four academics, including Dr Tristan Reekie from the Research School of Chemistry, have been recognised with prestigious ACT Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

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Artist impression of two black holes colliding in space.

News | 3 Sep 2020

Mammoth collision of `impossible’ black holes detected

The most massive black hole collision ever detected has been directly observed by the LIGO and VIRGO Scientific Collaboration, which includes scientists from ANU.

Wind turbines

News | 3 Sep 2020

Australia is leading the world in deploying renewable energy

Australia continues to lAustralia continues to lead the world in the per capita roll out of energy generated by solar and wind, resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions and falling electricity prices, according to a new analysis fromead the world in the per capita roll out of energy generated by solar and wind, resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions and falling electricity prices, according to a new analysis from ANU.

Milky Way

News | 25 Aug 2020

Ancient star explosions revealed in the deep sea

A mystery surrounding the space around our solar system is unfolding thanks to evidence of supernovae found in deep-sea sediments. 

Group of students (8) undertaking science experiments in laboratory.

News | 21 Aug 2020

meriSTEM helps ensure the flow of Australian science grads

This year, over 1,000 senior high school students across the country are getting crash courses in the sciences straight from leading experts using meriSTEM, an initiative of The Australian National University (ANU).

PhD student Aditya Tripathi working on optical diagnostic of the topological lasers.

News | 28 Jul 2020

Researchers develop tiny but tough lasers

An international team of scientists led by ANU researchers has developed a new robust type of light technology that could lead to cheaper and faster devices.

Lead author Dr Siva Karuturi

Research story | 20 Jul 2020

ANU researchers set new solar-to-hydrogen efficiency record

Researchers at The Australian National University have achieved a new efficiency record for hydrogen cells that can convert water into hydrogen.

Optical gyroscope

News | 16 Jul 2020

Next-generation navigation technology developed in Australia

Australian researchers and industry partners are joining forces to develop, design and manufacture the next-generation of optical gyroscopes for high-precision autonomous navigation in a new $8.7 million project.

Five clocks on dark wall.

Academic profile | 6 Jul 2020

Can physics explain our experience of ‘corona time’?

You might have heard that it’s July now. The year is, apparently, already half over. But how can this be possible? We turn to Dr Peter Riggs for answers.

Research story | 26 Jun 2020

From spy thrillers to laser beams: quantum encryption is coming

In search of an unbreakable code, ANU researchers are looking to the realm of quantum physics. And: laser beams.

Artist's impression of a black hole collision.

News | 24 Jun 2020

Black hole swallows much smaller mysterious object

A black hole around 23 times the size of the Sun has swallowed a mysterious, much smaller astrophysical object.

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