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.
Your grandchildren may retire before we have gender equality in science
University of Melbourne research has found the gender gap for women working in STEMM could remain for generations without intervention.
A brief history of Hawking’s scientific legacy
Stephen Hawking left a legacy to science; a University of Melbourne expert looks at what he left behind, from gravitational waves to imaginary time.
Miss Lambert’s Thylacine skull
Pioneering women zoologists and explorers, including those at the University of Melbourne, contributed to naturalist collections like the Tiegs Museum.
Expanding young, indigenous, scientific minds
University of Melbourne volunteer and mentor Adriana Zanca talks about working with young indigenous scientists towards an exciting future.
The hi-tech archaeological scientists
Archaeological science combines technology and history to answer ancient questions; a new University of Melbourne chair looks to advance those specialist skills
Knee deep in footy injuries
Sports medicine has made huge advances into treating knee injuries; University of Melbourne experts discuss the prevention of injuries, especially in AFL.
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.
Getting more women into technology careers. Now.
University of Melbourne experts say there needs to be a big shift in educational focus and workplace culture to get more women into careers in technology.
Realising the promise of STEM education
Australia is behind in students learning STEM subjects; the University of Melbourne looks at how other countries are inspiring kids to take maths and sciences.