School of Physics http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/not_used/2080 School of Physics News and Media Statements en UWA News has moved to Impact http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020081712221/alumni/uwa-news-has-moved-impact <p>All UWA news content, including media releases, are now available on <a href="http://www.uwa.edu.au/news">Impact</a>.</p> Mon, 17 Aug 2020 nicholas.smith 12221 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Scientists discover how to smash quantum limits http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020070212207/research/scientists-discover-how-smash-quantum-limits <p>Scientists from The University of Western Australia’s Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) are part of a global team of researchers that has made a surprising discovery, working out how to break quantum limits. The research was published today in the prestigious <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2420-8"><em>Nature</em></a> journal.</p> Thu, 02 Jul 2020 jess.reid 12207 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au UWA ranked top in Australia in five STEM subjects http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020070112201/research/uwa-ranked-top-australia-five-stem-subjects <p>The University of Western Australia has achieved the highest ranking among all Australian universities for five STEM subjects, according to the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Subject.</p> Wed, 01 Jul 2020 jess.reid 12201 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Inexplicable cosmic event leaves astronomers puzzled http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020062412177/international/inexplicable-cosmic-event-leaves-astronomers-puzzled <p>A mysterious astrophysical object that could potentially break all theoretical understanding of matter under extreme densities has been detected by a large international team of astronomers including researchers at The University of Western Australia.</p> <p></p> Wed, 24 Jun 2020 nicholas.smith 12177 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au UWA Zadko Telescope helps track ambitious space mission to Mercury http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020041611996/international/uwa-zadko-telescope-helps-track-ambitious-space-mission-mercury <p>Space scientists from The University of Western Australia have worked with the European Space Agency to provide continuous imaging of a space probe passing Earth while on a journey to Mercury.</p> <p></p> Thu, 16 Apr 2020 nicholas.smith 11996 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Perth scientists to play key role monitoring asteroids close to Earth http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2019121211770/regional/perth-scientists-play-key-role-monitoring-asteroids-close-earth <p>The University of Western Australia has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency to monitor potentially dangerous asteroids that come close to Earth.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2019 jess.reid 11770 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Weight loss program expands as waistlines shrink http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2019091711615/sport/weight-loss-program-expands-waistlines-shrink <p>Bibra Lake resident Mark Jennings is putting out the call for more men to get involved in The University of Western Australia’s innovative community weight loss initiative for men, MAN v FAT Soccer.<br /></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2019 simone.hewett 11615 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Top mathematician awarded prestigious fellowship http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2019091611613/awards-and-prizes/top-mathematician-awarded-prestigious-fellowship <p>Professor Enrico Valdinoci from UWA’s School of Physics, Mathematics and Computing has been awarded a prestigious national fellowship.</p> <p></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2019 nicholas.smith 11613 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Scientists marvel at collision between black hole and possible neutron star http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2019082111560/international/scientists-marvel-collision-between-black-hole-and-possible-neutron-star <p>More than 30 scientists from The University of Western Australia’s node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) are part of an international team that for the first time may have witnessed the end of a neutron star as it was engulfed by a black hole.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2019 jess.reid 11560 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au UWA awards honorary doctorate to youngest student http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2019082111559/alumni/uwa-awards-honorary-doctorate-youngest-student <p>Professor Akshay Venkatesh, the youngest-ever student to enrol at The University of Western Australia and last year’s recipient of the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics, will be awarded an honorary doctorate at a special ceremony to be held at UWA’s Winthrop Hall tomorrow.<br /></p> Wed, 21 Aug 2019 simone.hewett 11559 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au