The world’s most famous physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking, joined audiences at the Sydney Opera House via hologram technology, made possible by a partnership with Cisco and UNSW's Big Questions Institute. The University will tonight honour Professor Hawking and his daughter Lucy, a renowned author, with the 2015 UNSW Medal for Science Communication.

On the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers from around the globe, including UNSW's Chris Tinney, describe the Hubble image with the most scientific relevance for them.

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The use of cloth masks by healthcare workers may actually put them at increased risk of respiratory illness and viral infections and their global use should be discouraged, according to a UNSW study. 

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The recent slowdown in the rise of global average air temperatures will make no difference to how much the planet will warm by 2100, a new study has found.

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Professor Andrew Schultz

"It is climactic and marks a particularly brutal and horrible battle," says UNSW's Andrew Schultz of his musical score marking the centenary of Anzac Day.


Harold Septimus Power - The enemy in sight 1916. Oil on canvas, 148 x 224 cm. Purchased 1916.

The visual responses of Australian artists to the “immense human tragedy” of WWI are being explored in an exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW.


UNSW Scientia Professor Jane McAdam

A book about refugee law co-authored by UNSW’s Jane McAdam is one of three UNSW titles shortlisted for the 2015 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

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Marketers take note. UNSW researchers are developing a smartphone app that can neutralise the distracting influence of packaging and store layout so that only healthy products stand out.