Media releases

Photo by Hugo Martins Oliviera on flickr.
24
Oct
Professor Murray Badger (L) and Associate Professor Spencer Whitney. Image Stuart Hay, ANU
24
Oct

New research centre set to secure food for the future

A research centre exploring new technologies for improving crop yields to secure food supply has been launched at the Research School of Biology

20
Oct

Statement on Woroni forum on Rationality and Terror

The Australian National University supports the decision of its academics to withdraw from a student-run forum on Rationality and Terror.

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Dr Vladlen Shvedov (L) and Dr Cyril Hnatovsky adjusting the hollow laser beam in their lab at RSPE. Image Stuart Hay, ANU
20
Oct

Physicists build reversible tractor beam

Laser physicists have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects, using a hollow laser beam that is bright around the edges and dark in its centre.

2009 05 28 Joan Beaumont
20
Oct

Historian shortlisted for 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

Historian Professor Joan Beaumont has been shortlisted in the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Prize for Australian History for her book Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War.

The Blue Lake in the dormant volcano at Mount Gambier. Image courtesy of Bjorn Hornemann on flickr
18
Oct

Australian volcanic mystery explained

Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery surrounding Australia’s only active volcanic area, in the country’s southeast.

Photo courtesy of Andy L on flickr.
17
Oct

Trade leak highlights tensions among Pacific nations

The latest leak over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) highlights ongoing tensions between the 12 nations trying to negotiate the trade pact, says Australian National University trade law expert Dr Matthew Rimmer.

Professor Joerg Hermann (L) and Professor Daniela Rubatto in the Research School of Earth Sciences
16
Oct

The ancient mountains that fed early life

Scientists have found evidence for a huge mountain range that sustained an explosion of life on Earth 600 million years ago.

Photo courtesy of Arlington County on flickr
16
Oct

Foodborne illness on the decline

New research has found the incidence of foodborne illness has declined slightly and that one quarter of the 16 million cases of gastroenteritis each year are caused by food contamination.

Image courtesy of Ken Teegardin on Flickr
03
Oct

University to divest holdings in seven companies

The University will divest its holdings in seven companies following a review of its Socially Responsible Investment Policy.

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