Science

January 2016

Jan
14
Professor Strang (MIT) will share his experiences with online teaching and in lecturing linear...
Jan
20
The theory of focusing by a lens was developed by Airy, Rayleigh and Lommel in the nineteenth...
Jan
21
Confocal microscopy has made a dramatic impact on biomedical imaging, in particular, but also in...
Jan
22
Understanding your degree and working out a timetable for the first time can be difficult. The...

February 2016

Feb
10
Our Universe - and Some Others. Presented by Professor John D Barrow,  University of Cambridge.We...
Feb
12
Imaging and chemical mapping techniques in the scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) can...
Feb
15
From Drought to Ice Roads To Sea Ice, this seminar exposes a New Approach to Assessing and Pricing...
Feb
24
There are lots of events, workshops and activities scheduled during UNSW Orientation Week (aka O-...
Feb
22
There are a million and one Science activities happening on campus during O-Week, including all our...

March 2016

Mar
01
Two-dimensional materials can be arranged in layers and stacked as needed to achieve many different...
Mar
02
Dynamics of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation and of the Southern Ocean are examined...
Mar
02
Please note, this event is for Talented Students' Program participants and strictly by invitation...
Mar
04
Transition metal oxides are often the materials of choice for energy storage and conversion...
Mar
04
Darwin’s mystery of mysteries, the origin of species, remains a subject of intensive research and...
Mar
04
Cholesterol is an essential molecule for life in higher organisms, but too much or too little can...
Mar
07
This seminar discusses the role of planetary wave resonance in causing extreme weather events. ...
Mar
08
The evolution of antimicrobial resistant pathogens threatens much of modern medicine.  For over one...
Mar
09
This seminar focuses on the importance of interacting climate modes on Australia’s contribution to...
Mar
09
Although seeing black and white surfaces is rapid and effortless, the brain is faced with...
Mar
09
What type of Energy for the future of humanity?Presented by 2016 Australian Academy of Sciences...
Mar
11
The process of colonisation and subsequent settlement of Sahul (Pleistocene Australia-New Guinea)...
Mar
16
Energetic arguments, observations and models suggest that mesoscale eddies are likely to play a...
Mar
18
This seminar will focus on the recent discovery of an unusual type of microbial interactions via...
Mar
18
In 1996, a wildlife photographer captured images of wild Tasmanian devils with large growths on...
Mar
18
This seminar examines how therapy for glaucoma in genetically susceptible individuals can be...
Mar
22
Cleve Moler, the creator of MATLAB, will share his story about the origins of MATLAB and the...
Mar
22
Saccharomyces cerevisiae (baker’s yeast) serves as an excellent model for studies on coenzyme Q...

April 2016

Apr
04
What are the factors that encourage university students with their long lasting learning? The most...
Apr
05
Chebyshev technology is frequently used for approximation of functions, but there are some...
Apr
06
Strategies are explored under which solar climate engineering may be useful and how global climate...
Apr
07
Molecular photoisomerization plays a crucial role in biological systems (cis-trans isomerization of...
Apr
08
This talk will cover power bounded operators, similarity problems and the Blum Hanson property.A...
Apr
08
How do cancer chemotherapeutic agents work?Cisplatin and bleomycin are anti-tumour agents that are...
Apr
08
This seminar presents new evidence about the evolution of life and the search for life on Mars....
Apr
08
This presentation will describe ways in which human life and health are valued in $$ terms....
Apr
08
In this talk, a new paradigm of statistical testing of point null hypotheses is suggested.Current...
Apr
14
Interest in luminescent metal complexes has rapidly increased in the last decade in view of their...
Apr
15
Wood traits in plant and ecosystem function.Wood performs several functions during the life of a...
Apr
21
Geometry dominates modern optics, in which we understand the structures of light through its...
Apr
22
Life on earth is heavily based on chemical communication between cells. Quorum sensing enables...
Apr
22
This seminar presents new research that identifies pre-existing allergy as a predictive cause of...
Apr
22
Two different “regimes” are suggested when making predictions from data. The first deals with...
Apr
27
This seminar presents an approach to optimizing air cargo schedule adjustments by taking into...
Apr
29
Males and females are ultimately defined by the size of the gametes they produce. But what caused...

May 2016

May
05
Ocean interior mixing and transport in bottom boundary layers.The bottom-intensified mixing...
May
06
Improving conservation efforts by understanding how microorganisms influence the health and...
May
06
Biofilms are known as highly-structured microbial aggregates encased in a self-produced matrix...
May
06
We invite you to learn about our current understanding of Quarks, Dark Matter and the Universe!In...
May
09
A geological perspective of man-made carbon emissions, climate change, and ocean acidification....
May
10
 On Tuesday 10 May, students thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet Adam Cheney and Elizabeth...
May
12
Join WiRN for an informal conversation around work/life balance issues and tips for women in...
May
13
The rapidly increasing volume and complexity of biological data calls for new approaches to help...
May
13
Interaction between microorganisms and multicellular eukaryotes is a common feature of life and a...
May
16
Gadrian and Lauren will discuss the history of invasive mining and the unfolding environmental...
May
18
Discoveries and rediscoveries of “star” materials with exceptional functionalities have been the...
May
19
We discuss new strategies for the analysis and interpretation of noncoding variation in complete...
May
19
Aspects of global and regional sea level changes will be discussed in this talk, with focus on...
May
19
Whatever our interests may be, whether they be the social sciences, medical sciences, history,...
May
20
In situ imaging is leading to a new understanding of beta cell structure and function in the islets...
May
20
In this presentation, the roles that microglia play in regulating the normal mammalian retina will...
May
27
Appreciation of the fact that an organism’s interactions with its environment and with other...
May
27
This talk will cover corneal cross-linking for patients with progressive keratoconus including...

June 2016

Jun
03
Join us for an inspiring morning with EY! Aimed at girls in Years 9 to 12, this is an EY - UNSW...
Jun
03
Understanding how mitotic errors drive chromosome instability is key to uncovering the mechanisms...
Jun
03
Understanding the landscape-level interactions between land use, disturbances, and natural...
Jun
17
Professor Bill Ballard will present on research which employs population cages to explore the...
Jun
17
This seminar will explore the “gene for speed”, ACTN3 and how not having this gene influences human...
Jun
18
SCINEMA International Science Film Festival will showcase not only the best, but also the diversity...
Jun
21
"Semi-algebraically" defined graphs and hypergraphs obey much stronger combinatorial theorems than...
Jun
22
Behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) is a clinical syndrome due to heterogeneous...
Jun
27
The attractive and unique properties of two-dimensional materials have led to rigorous multi-...
Jun
29
This seminar explores the interactions between climate forcings and feedbacks, particularly the...
Jun
29
Public lecture discussing one of the most interesting questions in science, and one unlikely ever...

July 2016

Jul
01
Prof Arieh Warshel (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2013) presents his seminal developments in...
Jul
06
The Forum on the Future of Chemistry at UNSW will be a panel discussion with some of the world's...
Jul
15
Apoptosis (programmed cell death) occurs in essentially all tissues as part of development,...
Jul
18
Magnetite Fe3O4 guided the humankind towards unknown frontiers. Since those early days, oxides have...
Jul
18
The computational infrastructure required and cost incurred in running Earth system models...
Jul
19
2016 Optometry and Vision Science Alumni Evening We are excited to present an evening of short and...
Jul
20
New students are invited to attend a Science welcome and orientation session hosted by Associate...
Jul
22
In this talk the various algorithms for the automated analysis of images from the human cornea,...
Jul
22
The workshop and discussion panel will showcase the latest research insights into young drivers,...
Jul
26
Come along to hear the state's brightest new researchers talk about their research, results and...
Jul
26
Explore the possibility of going beyond the black hole using thermal dynamics. School of Physics...
Jul
26
Drinks, food, fireworks and science. Come and watch as our fresh, young scientists present their...
Jul
28
Teaching writing provides a vivid portrait of the students' struggle with exactness and abstraction...
Jul
29
Some years ago Carol was perched on a high rocky outcrop with two geologists. As they looked across...
Jul
29
This seminar will explore recent evidence which suggests that the principal central respiratory...

August 2016

Aug
02
An exciting showcase of our best student research, from Honours to PhD.  Doors open at 12:45pm. The...
Aug
03
Energy technology learning curves are a foundational component of climate and energy models...
Aug
04
Are we alone? The search for intelligent aliensThe puzzle of whether or not we are alone in the...
Aug
08
Research relating to driver attention and interactions with higher levels of automation will be...
Aug
12
The arms race between prey and predators is a central theme in evolutionary biology, yet some of...
Aug
12
Cases of visual awareness without a corresponding stimulus occur in special conditions, such as...
Aug
15
By combining electron based and X-ray based novel imaging techniques, Dr. Y. Shirley Meng will...
Aug
15
Presented by UNSW Engineering & ScienceNuclear Fusion is the energy source of the sun and stars...
Aug
17
Come and listen to BD Biosciences on the career opportunities within their company followed by a Q...
Aug
18
The majority of the research undertaken in my group focuses on making better batteries to meet the...
Aug
19
In eastern Australia, diverse coral assemblages extend along a natural stress gradient from the...
Aug
22
This talk will provide an overview of the Ocean Model, Analysis and Prediction System (OceanMAPS),...
Aug
23
To fully exploit the enormous technological potential of 2D materials, methods to introduce defects...
Aug
23
Recent observations have shown that the properties of dense intracluster gas cooling in the cores...
Aug
26
In Virgil’s poem The Georgics, worker bees are described as happily sacrificing their reproductive...
Aug
26
Pertussis is the least well-controlled vaccine preventable disease in Australia. A significant...
Aug
26
It is often said that we live in an uncertain world. Our neural processes face a generic problem of...
Aug
29
This seminar will discuss a variety of fluid flows in porous media, relevant to situations in...
Aug
31
Uranium diboride, UB2, is a poorly studied material that exhibits remarkable thermal and mechanical...
Aug
31
The evolution of daily temperature extremes is investigated over the 20th and the 21st centuries in...

September 2016

Sep
02
This seminar will discuss our adventures in translating Whole Genome Sequencing into the Australian...
Sep
02
This seminar will discuss the role of microorganisms in health and disease of marine macroalgae (...
Sep
02
The identification of risk factors associated with a binary endpoint is a typical problem in...
Sep
09
Large-scale reference data sets of human genetic variation are critical for the medical and...
Sep
09
It is broadly accepted that changes in gene regulation are a key driver of phenotypic differences...
Sep
14
The 2016 Rudi Lemberg Travelling Fellowship Lecture: "Alfred Nobel and the History of the Nobel...
Sep
16
Modern genomics is revealing how the health and function of higher animals is reliant on...
Sep
16
This work studies some tests for the homogeneity between two independent samples of functional data...
Sep
20
Virulence is the sum of required metabolic pathways, traditional virulence determinants,...
Sep
20
Big Fat Myths Book Launch and Expert Panel DiscussionUNSW Science will host the launch of the newly...
Sep
21
 Join us for a Science Meets Industry talk with the Department of Defence, followed by a BBQ lunch...
Sep
22
The PANGEA Short Seminars bring together short talks from postgraduate students, academics, and...
Sep
23
Sydney Harbour is renowned for it’s diversity and beauty, both above and below the water. At the...
Sep
23
The seminar explores how tactile perception involves processes far removed from visual perception....
Sep
28
The ocean's ability to store large quantities of carbon, combined with the millennial longevity...
Sep
29
Presented by the UNSW School of Aviation, this two day short course will be delivered to secondary...

October 2016

Oct
04
A talk about Klaus Roth, one of the greatest mathematicians of the second half of the twentieth...
Oct
05
The North Australian Cloud Line (NACL) is used to describe a family of mesoscale cloud lines...
Oct
06
Doped-manganite with perovskite structure is a spin-charge-orbital coupled system, which exhibits a...
Oct
06
Science Students, did you know you need to declare at least one Science major(s) after your first...
Oct
06
Join us for a special afternoon at Sydney's Cochlear headquarters for our latest UNSW Science 50:50...
Oct
07
How do cancer chemotherapeutic agents work? Cisplatin and bleomycin are anti-tumour agents that are...
Oct
07
The incredible size and urban density of the ancient Cambodian city of Angkor is revealed through...
Oct
07
This talk will explore a range of biological soil crust microbiomes and their associated patterns...
Oct
05
Ready? Set? UNSW Science Race!Join the Ultimate UNSW Science Race and complete a series of science-...
Oct
13
Dark Matter in the UniversePresented by 2016 Dirac Medallist Kenneth Freeman FAA FRS Duffield...
Oct
14
Diet affects the expression of important life history traits, such as reproduction and ageing....
Oct
18
This symposium, arranged by the UNSW iGEM team, will be focused on discussing the potential of...
Oct
20
This talk focuses on the way international law has been engaged in addressing environmental...
Oct
20
In this talk, Associate Professor Inge Koch will provide a background about the function, vision...
Oct
21
How cell systems adapt and respond to chronic states of nutrient excess remains poorly understood....
Oct
21
This seminar will discuss the application of large-scale molecular phylogenies and massive...
Oct
21
This seminar reveals how two eyes are be better than one for perceiving self-motion in real and...
Oct
26
Dr Jan Zika will examine how we can detect changes in the global water cycle from changes in ocean...
Oct
26
Hiatus periods are defined as decades where the surface of the Earth does not warm, despite...
Oct
28
Glucose is the primary fuel to life on earth. Cellular uptake of glucose is a fundamental process...
Oct
28
Complex bird song remains an evolutionary problem to explain. Evolutionary theory predicts that...

November 2016

Nov
01
Pure glycans are key to enable biochemical, biophysical and immunological studies aimed at...
Nov
02
Temporally consistent individual differences in behavior are a pervasive phenomenon throughout the...
Nov
02
In 2011, Jao and de Feo introduced a key exchange protocol based on isogenies of supersingular...
Nov
02
The strengthening of the Pacific trade winds in recent decades has been unmatched in the...
Nov
02
Dear Colleagues and Alumni,You are warmly invited to an exciting evening with two highly regarded...
Nov
03
Bordetella pertussis is the bacterial agent of the disease pertussis or whooping cough. Pertussis...
Nov
03
Carbonic anhydrases (CAs, EC 4.2.1.1) are metalloproteins widespread in organisms all over the...
Nov
04
Recognition of pathogens by the host cell is paramount for the initiation of an immune response....
Nov
04
Abstract: Dry eye is one of the most common ocular complaints suffered by people throughout the...
Nov
04
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection worldwide. The...
Nov
10
Babette is interested in finding ways to reconstruct surface ocean phytoplankton/ particulate...
Nov
11
In this seminar, Laurence Delina, a post-doctoral associate at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for...
Nov
11
Earth's climate is changing. Temperatures are increasing globally, but at varying rates, both...
Nov
11
Speaker: Prof. Steven SherwoodSummary:Do we understand climate or don’t we?  Prof. Steven Sherwood...
Nov
12
Nobel Prize winner Peter Doherty, ABC broadcaster Natasha Mitchell, astronomer Fred Watson and...
Nov
15
Storing hydrogen in materials is based on the observation that metals can reversibly absorb...
Nov
16
The dynamics of an iterated linear or affine map of the plane is well understood and one considers...
Nov
16
High carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations in sea-water (ocean hypercapnia) can induce neurological,...
Nov
16
Dear Colleagues and Alumni,    We are fortunate in November to have the pleasure of hosting two...
Nov
18
Life is constantly faced with variation, be it genetic, stochastic, or environmental. Despite this...
Nov
21
The aim for environmentally friendly and sustainable processes as well as higher efficiency of...
Nov
24
This seminar will explore novel insights into the causes of insulin resistance. Insulin stimulates...
Nov
25
Join astronomer Dr. Duncan Wright to discover how we can determine if life exists on other planets...
Nov
28
Antarctic Bottom Water is the most voluminous water mass of the World Ocean, and it feeds the...
Nov
29
Worldwide efforts are underway to create revolutionary and energy-efficient data storage technology...
Nov
29
Sub-Laplacians arise as sum of squares operators L, i.e., sums of squares of smooth vector fields...
Nov
30
Climate change risks will be due not just to the hazards associated with changes in weather and...
Nov
30
Professor Rosenthal will discuss randomness and probability, to answer such questions as: Just how...

December 2016

Dec
02
Insulin resistance is a condition where insulin’s capacity to reduce blood glucose is impaired....
Dec
07
Global environmental change has implications for the spatial and temporal distribution of water...
Dec
09
Taking little other than common cuticle, loaded with a small amount of melanin, butterflies have...
Dec
09
Atmospheric levels of the potent greenhouse gas methane (CH4) have been rising since the industrial...
Dec
09
Neurological disorders such as autism and schizophrenia are highly heritable polygenic conditions...
Dec
09
Join Antarctic astronomer Matthew Freeman (PhD Candidate) on his telling of his 6-week journey to...