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Nanoscale tent makes diabetes breath test a reality

A new breath-testing device, developed at ANU, could supersede the finger-prick that is a daily burden for people with diabetes, who need to monitor their blood glucose.

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Friday, 05 Apr 2024
  • Research story

There's a growing movement to decolonise mathematics. Professor Rowena Ball explains what this means and why it is important.

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Tuesday, 12 Dec 2023
  • Student profile

“I see maths as more of an art than a science,” Grover Lancaster-Cole says.

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Wednesday, 22 Nov 2023
  • Academic profile

We asked Associate Professor Pierre Portal from ANU Mathematical Sciences Institute to describe why the blackboard is such an integral part of his working life, and the enjoyment of mathematics.

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Mallika Sinha is standing in front of a neon red sign that reads: physics. She is looking off into the distance.
Thursday, 13 Jul 2023
  • Student profile

Like many of us Mallika Sinha wanted to become an astronaut when she grew up. Then, she realised there was something even more exciting: astrophysics.

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Wednesday, 28 Jun 2023
  • News

The course description begins: “Would you like to make a difference to the world, but are not sure how, or where to start?” It’s a bold opening gambit, but this particular course is prepared to be bold. 

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Thursday, 02 Mar 2023
  • Academic profile

Associate Professor Adam Piggott knows how mathematical ideas can transform our world, and he wishes more people were in on the secret.

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Saturday, 11 Feb 2023
  • Career story

To mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the joint conveners of ANU Women* in Physics, Astro and Engineering, Dr Noemie Bastidon and Dr Julie Tournet, were in conversation with ANU alumni Professor Melanie Campbell from the University of Waterloo.

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Tuesday, 03 Jan 2023
  • Analysis and opinion

Pure mathematics often yields unanticipated applications, but without a time machine to look into the future, how do mathematicians like me choose what to study?

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Monday, 19 Dec 2022
  • Student blog

Himani came to ANU from India to pursue a PhD with the Mathematical Sciences Institute, focusing on operator theory.

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