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  • Science made simple: binary stars
    06 January 2018
    Dr JJ Elridge studies binary stars by creating numerical models to understand what happens when the two stars interact. He talks to the NZ Herald's Jamie Morton about what's involved in his work.
  • Science made simple: lasers
    03 January 2018
    Professor Cather Simpson studies how substances convert light energy into more useful forms. She talks to the NZ Herald's Jamie Morton about applying intellectual exploration values to practical entrepreneurship, and more.
  • Mathematician awarded Dell Award
    19 December 2017
    Associate Professor Vivien Kirk has been recognised for her work mentoring young mathematicians and physicists with the Miriam Dell Excellence in Science Mentoring Award from the Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS).
  • Treatment for Huntington’s could be step closer
    12 December 2017
    Scientists believe they have identified one of the very earliest changes in the brain that results in Huntington’s Disease and that the discovery holds a vital clue to developing the first-ever treatment for the disease.
  • Buy a nesting box, a plot or a postgraduate scholarship and help our little blue penguins
    08 December 2017
    Consider purchasing a Christmas gift that will help support the tiniest penguin in the world, the Kororā or little blue penguin (Eudyptula minor).
  • Green chemistry conference to be held in Auckland
    06 December 2017
    The first-ever international green chemistry conference will be held in Auckland this weekend.
  • Australian Research Council Discovery Programme Grant Success
    01 December 2017
    Congratulations to Professor Kathy Campbell, Dr Pedram Hekmati and Dr Agnieszka Leszczynski on being awarded grants as overseas Partner Investigators from the Australian Research Council Discovery Programme round.
  • Dangers of avoiding conflict
    01 December 2017
    Associate Professor Nickola Overall talks to UniNews about new collaborative research on how directly engaging in conflict helps resolve problems and improves relationships.
  • Miriam Dell Excellence in Science Mentoring Award
    01 December 2017
    Associate Professor Vivien Kirk has been recognised for her work mentoring young mathematicians and physicists with the Miriam Dell Excellence in Science Mentoring Award from the Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS).
  • Between a rock and a good place
    30 November 2017
    Professor Kathy Campbell’s prestigious election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in October 2016 is the culmination of a lifetime’s passion for geology, and a strong drive to communicate her love and understanding of science to the world.
  • Top NZ scientist talks about entrepreneurship and the role of universities
    20 November 2017
    Professor Simpson is a passionate believer in making science accessible to people of all ages and from all walks of life.
  • Researchers named Fellows of the Royal Society Te Apārangi
    16 November 2017
    Professor Margaret Wetherell and Professor Jadranka Travas-Sejdic of the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Science have been named Fellows of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.
  • Single men and masculinity
    14 November 2017
    Researchers at the School of Psychology aim to find out what single men have to say for themselves about being single and want to talk to men in centres like Auckland and other parts of New Zealand.
  • Southern seas warming faster than northern New Zealand
    08 November 2017
    Three of the longest-running sea temperature records in the Southern Hemisphere have been analysed by scientists and show that while coastal waters near Auckland are not getting any warmer, southern New Zealand and Tasmania are.
  • Barriers to refactoring makes front cover
    03 November 2017
    Associate Professor Ewan Tempero's article about whether or not to refactor, features on the front cover of the latest ACM online magazine! Read about the process of changing a software system in such a way that does not alter the external behaviour of the code, and watch the authors discuss their work.
  • Major funding boost for Science at University of Auckland
    02 November 2017
    Thirteen research projects across mathematics, computer science, cosmology, astrobiology, biological sciences, statistics, chemistry and psychology are funded with $8,778,000 from the Marsden Fund for 2017.
  • Cancer researcher wins NZ Association of Scientists award
    02 November 2017
    This year’s New Zealand Association of Scientists Beatrice Hill Tinsley Medal is awarded to Professor Christian Hartinger from the University’s School of Chemical Sciences, and is also an Associate Investigator at the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery.
  • Is narcissism on the rise? Do millennials really feel more entitled?
    01 November 2017
    Research tested ‘psychological entitlement’, the sense that one is entitled to more than other people, as a measure of narcissism.
  • NZ scientists untangle the genetic link between obesity and diabetes
    31 October 2017
    Auckland researchers have made a major leap in our understanding of the genetic basis for obesity and type 2 diabetes, and why these two conditions so often go hand in hand.
  • Tackling the big questions
    30 October 2017
    A new research centre involving scientists from a wide range of disciplines is launching tomorrow at the University of Auckland.