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  1. 24 May 2019 - Science Matters

    The art of inexplicable eddies

    A University of Melbourne collaboration between art and science explores the turbulent physics of eddies to produce a mesmerising artistic experience.

  2. Podcast6 March 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Molecules in motion

    Professor Eva Nogales, 2019 Grimwade Medallist, explains how she uses the cryo-EM technique to study our cells' microtubules and improve disease management.

  3. 3 October 2018 - Science Matters

    Quantum 2.0: At the beating heart of biology

    As the University of Melbourne joins the IBM Q Network, advances in quantum mechanics could answer the question posed by Erwin Schrödinger: What is life?

  4. 3 October 2018 - Science Matters

    Grasping the ‘spooky’ in Quantum physics

    As the University of Melbourne joins the IBM Q Network, we explore the hard science that behind a quantum computer, and how it differs from a classical computer

  5. Podcast26 September 2018 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    The breath of life

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, Roger Rassool discusses FREO2, first electricity-free oxygen concentrating system

  6. 21 August 2018 - Science Matters

    Getting it right: The most complex space telescope ever built

    The James Webb Space Telescope has been beset by problems, but astronomers understand that there is no room for failure, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  7. 5 July 2018 - Science Matters

    From gravitational waves to mobile phones: 50 years of physics

    To celebrate 50 years of the July Lectures in Physics at the University of Melbourne, we look back at four physics discoveries that have changed our world.

  8. 29 March 2018 - Science Matters

    Quantum boost for medical imaging

    University of Melbourne quantum physicists demonstrate a new technique to potentially 'light up' our molecular insides to produce more powerful MRI scans.

  9. Podcast18 September 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Honey I shrunk the particles!

    The University of Melbourne's Matt Faria needed an accessible way to test nanoparticle crystal formation in zero-gravity. So he skydived in the name of science.

  10. 9 September 2017 - Science Matters

    Life’s a drag, unless you live in a bubble

    An international team led by the University of Melbourne has shown objects can sink in water with close to zero drag, proving an 18th century physics theory.