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.
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.
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?
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.