Science

February 2017

Feb
01
Stratospheric ozone is an important component of Earth’s atmosphere as it protects life from...
Feb
07
Providing a sustainable supply of energy to the world’s population will become a major societal...
Feb
07
Distributing points on spheres or other sets is a very classical problem. Its modern formulation in...
Feb
10
The homeostasis of intestinal epithelium is tightly controlled by both positive and negative...
Feb
15
The development of moist convection over islands or mountains can be caused by “mechanical” forcing...
Feb
16
The economic impacts of weather and climate extremes are rising, as the population grows and moves...
Feb
17
Drug-induced cholestasis is rare, but may lead to severe liver disease. Bile formation is a crucial...
Feb
22
A welcome to our freshest crop of young scientists, commencing studies in Science in Semester 1,...
Feb
22
Local climate change and urban heat island refer to the development of higher urban temperatures of...
Feb
23
Despite exposure to unwashed fingertips and foreign bodies such as contact lenses the eye rarely...

March 2017

Mar
03
In this talk, A/Prof Arnold will discuss a line of research sparked by an undergraduate who asked a...
Mar
03
Scholars have long understood that individuals who are ascribed low agency or lack the capacity for...
Mar
07
Boron nitride (BN) nanosheets are an important member of two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials and...
Mar
07
This work focuses on algebra and ring theory, in particular with rings of operators, involutive...
Mar
08
For many environmental processes, thresholds are used to define unusual or noteworthy conditions,...
Mar
09
Join us for a public lecture by Dr Michael Molitor who will discusses the implications of...
Mar
10
This talk will outline some contemporary research tackling questions of equity, access and...
Mar
10
Without muscles or the ability to change their location plants have needed to develop novel...
Mar
17
Estuarine and coastal marine sediments support a diverse range of ecosystem services.Critical...
Mar
17
Sufficient energy storage in the form of neutral lipid TAG is improtant for survival during...
Mar
17
Pluripotent stem cells have the potential to make any cell type of the body. Until recently,...
Mar
21
We can no longer accept new registrations for this event as we have reached the capacity for the...
Mar
22
Astronomers are vitally interested in the earth's atmosphere, since it affects their observations...
Mar
23
Uveal melanoma is a rare intraocular tumour, with metastatic spread observed in up to 50% of...
Mar
24
The aberrant accumulation of sterols contributes to heart attack and stroke. Two proteins embedded...
Mar
28
The first in the series of Brain Sciences UNSW Colloquia 2017.  Followed by refreshments, all...
Mar
29
Biographies:Dr Yoshimitsu Masuda is an Assistant Professor in the research group of Professor...
Mar
29
Hosts: School of Medical Sciences, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, Graduate...
Mar
30
Audience: This event is open to current UNSW and external students. If you are thinking about doing...
Mar
30
UNSW Science is excited to be partnering with Think Inc for an Australian tour by renowned American...
Mar
31
Evolutionary innovations such as eyes, eusociality, venom, and live birth (viviparity) are dramatic...

April 2017

Apr
04
The small subgraph conditioning method was introduced by Robinson and Wormald (1992, 1994) to prove...
Apr
05
High-temperature (>500°C) corrosion is ubiquitous in energy conversion and industrial systems, e...
Apr
05
It has been an open question whether turbulent vertical mixing across density surfaces is...
Apr
06
Dark-field x-ray microscopy is a new way to three-dimensionally map lattice strain and orientation...
Apr
06
Homotopy methods is the name for a set of algorithms designed to find approximate solutions in a...
Apr
07
Amphibians are the most threatened group of species on the planet. 42% of all amphibian species are...
Apr
07
Bacteria rapidly respond to changing environments during infection and require a diverse array of...
Apr
07
Antarctic soil ecosystems contain a high proportion of uncharacterised bacteria, and this microbial...
Apr
07
The unique sound of the voice starts with a breath of air.  Transforming the energy in this air...
Apr
12
Hosts: School of Medical Sciences, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, Graduate...
Apr
13
Tropical cyclone (TC)-ocean interactions are essential for cyclone formation and evolution. Surface...
Apr
26
Crystallization behavior of supercooled calcium silicate based slags were systematically...
Apr
27
Type of Event: Walk-In-Walk-Out ExpoAudience: This event is open to all new and continuing UNSW...
Apr
27
The consensus problem in multi-agent systems has long been the subject of intense research within...
Apr
28
It has been argued that chemical communication is the last frontier in animal behaviour. While...
Apr
28
This paper explores and focuses on a series of visual and sonic shocks that occur in Warwick...

May 2017

May
03
Hosts: SOMS, BABS and GSBEOpportunistic invasive fungal pathogens cause over 2 million life-...
May
05
Understanding the link between phenotypes and their environment is of fundamental importance in...
May
05
The School of Mathematics and Statistics is involved in outreach activities to promote and engage...
May
09
Come and join us for a night highlighting the opportunities available in the TSP.  You will see...
May
10
Uncertainty in regional climate predictions is a critical component of understanding risks of...
May
11
This seminar will highlight recent mechanistic insights into Niemann-Pick C1 (NPC1), a lysosomal...
May
11
UNSW Scientia Professor Justin Gooding was awarded the 2017 Liversidge Medal by the Royal Society...
May
12
Effective scientific progress requires that researchers report what they find and how they found it...
May
12
Loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength significantly impacts upon long-term morbidity and...
May
15
Hosts: SoMS/BABS/Kirby InstituteHIV is the most researched human pathogen. Our understanding of the...
May
15
This presentation will discuss recent research conducted in the context of teaching cooperative...
May
16
Guest lecture by Honorary Professor of Epigenetics, Wolf Reik from the University of Cambridge.Open...
May
17
Professor Malcolm Walter was awarded an Order of Australia in the 2017 Australia Day Honours for...
May
18
Join us for this public lecture by Associate Professor Regina Burachik, where she will start by...
May
19
Why do people avoid vaccinating their children? Why, in groups, does it seem like the most extreme...
May
19
This broad-ranging presentation will discuss the most important and relevant aspects of...
May
24
Uncertainty in regional climate predictions is a critical component of understanding risks of...
May
26
Evolution appears to proceed more slowly than would be expected based on the assumptions that...
May
26
Please join us for a seminar by Professor Stephen Twigg titled Exploring some potential biomarkers...
May
26
OpenLearning is an Australia MOOC provider that was set up by UNSW students together with Prof....
May
31
Despite recent advances projecting global mean sea-level rise, large uncertainties remain...

June 2017

Jun
02
Understanding of the light-driven lifestyle is often extrapolated from research on tractable non-...
Jun
02
The capacity to move is one of the most fundamental aspects in animal biology, and it influences...
Jun
02
Perception is tasked with recovering useful information about the environment from the available...
Jun
05
With its ability to analyse most of the elements in the periodic table at trace levels in...
Jun
09
In 2014, a large group of scientists released a "consensus" letter stating that there is little or...
Jun
09
Most microbial cells exist in a spectrum of dormant states. However, the metabolic processes that...
Jun
14
Hosts: School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences / Climate Change Research...
Jun
22
The term “polar vortex” has become part of the everyday vocabulary - at least in the USA - but...
Jun
23
Appropriate control of metabolism requires tight control of certain vesicle trafficking processes...
Jun
23
UNSW Science is excited to be partnering with Think Inc for an Australian tour by Dr Jane Goodall....
Jun
28
In spite of their various deficiencies, dynamical forecast models provide a viable solution for...
Jun
28
Perfect crystals don’t exist, and given the practical limitations on purification and impossibility...

July 2017

Jul
04
UNSW Science is offering 1 day face-to-face study programs in Physics, Chemistry and Biology to...
Jul
08
New Scientist presents...Instant Expert: ConsciousnessConsciousness is an enigma. What is this...
Jul
12
Dramatic decreases in Antarctic ozone (the so called ozone hole) have occurred since the late 1970s...
Jul
10
Where can STEM take you?Join Science 50:50 and Women in Engineering for an exciting week exploring...
Jul
18
The East Asian Observatory has been operating the JCMT on Maunakea for two years. With a focus on...
Jul
18
We are excited to invite you to an evening of short and sharp presentations that look at new...
Jul
19
In this talk Craig Stevens will describe recent, and upcoming, field observations of the fate of...
Jul
20
A welcome event for our freshest crop of young scientists.Includes a formal welcome to the Faculty...
Jul
21
They can be classified as deep (DWMH) and periventricular (PV) WMH dependent upon their anatomical...
Jul
25
Recently two new windows have opened on the Universe, in the radio regime, advanced signal...
Jul
25
UNSW Science invite you to join us for the Science Postgraduate Research CompetitionAn annual...
Jul
28
Medically, the effects of a treatment on among individual variation in health have direct...
Jul
31
Chemistry has made amazing progress over the past several generations in the development of methods...
Jul
31
Hosts: The Scientia Education Academy and UNSW Mathematics and StatisticsEducation is changing....

August 2017

Aug
02
Environmental factors contributes to phenotypic variation in two ways: 1) by acting as a...
Aug
02
Each year the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) funds the national Women in Physics tour by an...
Aug
04
Invasive fungal infections caused by Candida, Aspergillus and Cryptococcus species are responsible...
Aug
04
Predation is a significant contributor to reintroduction failure, particularly in countries where...
Aug
08
Come and discover the endless possibilities, meet our current science and engineering students and...
Aug
10
Confused about your future career?Secure your seat at our first ever Careers in Science Student...
Aug
11
Adventures are exciting or daring experiences. As a scientist this can mean travel to remote...
Aug
16
 If we know that climate change is a threat, why can’t we take action? What is getting in the way?...
Aug
17
New Scientist and UNSW Science present...Wildlife ForensicsDid you know that maggots in a corpse...
Aug
17
Is Mars the first step to humanity spreading out into the galaxy? Join a panel of NASA scientists...
Aug
18
  ONLINE EVENT The below event will have an online component aimed at schools in regional Australia...
Aug
18
As part of National Science Week and the Sydney Science Festival, UNSW Science will host a special...
Aug
18
The advent of technological breakthroughs has provided a wealth of omics data which has provoked a...
Aug
18
Drones are cheaper than ever, and the types of information they can capture is growing too. The...
Aug
20
When it comes to science, things can always appear magical until you find out the scientific ...
Aug
08
UNSW Science is proud to be a part of the Sydney Science Festival in 2017, as part of National...
Aug
22
Nanotechnology strives to construct the ultimate microscopic devices: machines on the nanometer...
Aug
23
During the mature phase of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events, near the end of the calendar...
Aug
23
The Mars 2020 mission: The next step forward in Mars explorationThe next rover mission to Mars...
Aug
24
Monsoon characteristics in the Maritime Continent have been mainly studied in terms of rainfall...
Aug
24
Spatial temporal variability of sea surface height (SSH) anomaly at the Indonesian Throughflow (ITF...
Aug
25
To determine if there is a core ocular surface microbiome and whether there are microbial community...
Aug
25
Despite the degree to which parents invest in reproduction having far reaching impacts on their...
Aug
29
UNSW scientists, engineers and medical researchers are invited to attend a media training session...

September 2017

Sep
01
This seminar will discuss how microbial pathogens hijack host responses to evade immune destruction...
Sep
01
Perhaps one of the most exciting paradigm changes in mineralogy in the last decade was the...
Sep
02
 Learn, Explore, Discover all that UNSW Science offers at Open Day on September 2 at UNSW.Through...
Sep
04
Host: Brain Sciences UNSWFrom Big Data to DNA: Unravelling Causes and Outcomes in People with...
Sep
06
Due to a heavy reliance on coal power and weak federal government policies for renewable energy (RE...
Sep
08
To fully understand the macroevolutionary factors that have promoted the diversification and...
Sep
12
The Tutte polynomial was once an esoteric object known only to the then small community of...
Sep
12
Recent observational and experimental evidence for the presence of complex organics in space is...
Sep
15
Yasuo Cho (Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577,...
Sep
15
Prof Mike Archer didn’t set out to be an advocate for native animals as pets; sometimes stuff just...
Sep
15
The lecture will outline the evolution of PlexPCR, from PhD project at BABS/UNSW, to the engine...
Sep
19
Extensions of the WHFPF in projective algebraic geometry will be discussed. In particular, an...
Sep
19
Weak gravitational lensing by the cosmic-large scale structure refers to tiny changes in the...
Sep
21
Type of event: Walk-In-Walk-Out Expo & Rolling TalkAre you still undecided on your Science...
Sep
22
The year is 2017. In the face of human population growth, food security requirements, and...
Sep
29
Why are some males are more successful than others in siring offspring? To answer this question I...

October 2017

Oct
11
Whether you are driven to make discoveries, dollars or a difference, a UNSW postgraduate degree...
Oct
13
Walking through any forest, one is struck by the variety of plant forms coexisting. To explain...

November 2017

Nov
01
Join this year’s Australian L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellows at a Girls in Science...
Nov
06
Dirac Lecturer TBC Background:The Dirac Medal for the Advancement of Theoretical Physics is awarded...
Nov
27
Application closed for 2017. For further enquiries, please contact scienceadmin@unsw.edu.au or 02...