Image: Some of the new 2015 Future Fellows at the announcement event in Brisbane with Minister Simon Birmingham and ARC CEO Professor Aidan Byrne.  Image courtesy: Ray Cash Photography.
22 December 2015

Fifty new Future Fellows will soon commence important research programmes worth more than $38.6 million and covering a broad range of research disciplines.

Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, announced the new fellowships at a ceremony at Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art campus in Brisbane.

Image: Dr Anthony Dillon. Image courtesy: Russell Millard Photography.
22 December 2015

Identifying the characteristics of schools that are helping Indigenous students to achieve their potential is the focus of a new Discovery Indigenous research project funded by the ARC.

Indigenous researcher Dr Anthony Dillon is passionate about improving the educational outcomes of indigenous students. He was recently awarded $572 000 in funding, which was announced as part of the 2016 ARC Major Grants outcomes (October 2015).

Image: Dr Kenji Sumida. Image courtesy: Russell Millard Photography.
22 December 2015

Developing new materials for industry application is the goal of many researchers across the globe.

Looking at the intricate make-up of materials and what external changes may alter their structure is vital in the development of new versatile materials that can be applied within industry.

Image: Associate Processor Susan Lawrence. Image courtesy: Associate Professor Susan Lawrence.
22 December 2015

The Australian gold rush is a historic period in our nation’s development.

The gold rushes caused a huge influx of people from overseas and Australia's total population more than tripled from 430 000 in 1851 to 1.7 million in 1871.

Image: MWA Project. Image courtesy: Curtin University of Technology
22 December 2015

There are many unanswered questions about the formation of our universe and the important role stars played in creating solid matter.

However, a new ARC grant will allow researchers in our west to boost their viewing might to make further important discoveries about our universe.

Image: Destroyed By Burning Forest by Toa55 freedigitalimages.net.
23 October 2015

As we approach summer and thoughts turn to hot, dry conditions, we take a look in this edition of ARChway at important research at an ARC Centre of Excellence that is helping us to understand how dangerous fire conditions form.

The Variability Research Programme at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Systems Science has investigated the weather in Victoria responsible for some of the most destructive fires in Australia’s history.

Image: Plasma Tubes. Image courtesy: CAASTRO, Mats Björklund.
23 October 2015

Engaging the public with science can sometimes be a tricky task, but recently a discovery by a smart undergraduate student, using a new type of radio telescope and some courageous interdisciplinary research, attracted massive interest worldwide.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO) has seen an incredible success story unfold earlier this year as the press release for a new research paper made headlines around the world.

Image: ‘Raijin’.Image courtesy: Paul Kuske and NCI.
23 October 2015

The National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) hosted at The Australian National University (ANU) is the nation’s most highly integrated and highest performing supercomputing centre. It supports a vast amount of the computational data-intensive research undertaken in Australia.

With funding support from the Australian Research Council (ARC), National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme (NCRIS), and a variety of partner organisations, there may be no other single piece of infrastructure that serves such a wide variety of research at Australia’s universities, Government science agencies and in industry.

Image: Dr Jones and Professor Holmes at CSIRO holding a section of printed solar cell. Image courtesy: Tracey Nicholls.
23 October 2015

Organic electronics is a rapidly-widening niche within materials science that promises to deliver novel technologies such as flexible video displays, ‘e-paper’ that mimics real paper in look and feel, and flexible organic solar cells.

Dr Wallace Wong, who is an ARC Future Fellow at The University of Melbourne, is an expert in the characteristics of all kinds of organic electronic materials and has been finding ways to increase their efficiency and durability by precisely manipulating their material structure, and applying new synthesis techniques.

19 July 2015

The Intergenerational Report (IGR) is the Australian Government’s periodic assessment of where our changing demography is taking us in the long term. The most recent IGR was released in March 2015.

In April, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) organised a public forum to promote community awareness and understanding of the 2015 Report, and the issues it raises.

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