Chemistry

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Woman in control room at observatory

Searching for galaxies from the Anglo-Australian Telescope at Siding Spring Observatory

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Dr Joëlle Gergis is standing on a path in a rainforest. She is looking up to the sky whilst beams of sunlight break through the rainforest foliage.

For award-winning researcher Dr Joëlle Gergis, climate action is about protecting the people and places we love.

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Man in office with jars

Professor Alexander Maier wants us to change our mind about parasites.

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Woman holds clay structure in lab

Beth O'Sullivan combines science with design to develop fish-friendly 3D-printed materials for coral reef restoration.

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Fighting fires from space

Behind the scenes: building a satellite to prevent Australian bushfires

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Green plants hanging in black pockets on a wall of a corridor

You are standing in front of two corridors in the ANU Forestry Building. Which one would you choose? Both are thoroughfares, running parallel, and will get you to the same place. What if you saw some green indoor plants hanging on the wall of one corridor - would that influence your decision?

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Man in front on autumn leaves

Dr Craig Stewart used synthetic chemistry to explore how to produce new types of weed-killing plants derived from natural products.

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A woman in glasses holding a mother of pearl shell with a microscope in the background

A biogeochemist from the ANU Research School of Earth Sciences, Dr Laura Otter studies nacre, the beautiful, iridescent coating you find on the outside of pearls and the inside of shells like oysters and clams.

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Woman standing in front of trees

“We don’t think much about trees, but there are all of these mysteries inside them. Unlocking those mysteries will kind of help us save the world.”

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