University of Melbourne Magazine

Melbourne scientists are hoping to unravel the mysteries of dark matter in a new laboratory to be constructed in the depths of a Victorian gold mine. But what exactly is dark matter?

He’s a former IT specialist; she’s an eminent psychiatrist. Now Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist are a literary couple, parlaying their original careers into second lives as novelists.

A new study of satellite sea ice measurements shows that dramatic changes in the world’s sea ice cover have occurred over the past 35 years.

The trick to most successful startups is using technology to identify a solution to a customer need, one that saves time and money. Startups that survive and thrive disrupt markets with simple solutions, making it easy for developers to raise cash and develop their business. It’s every budding entrepreneur’s dream. Angela Martinkus talks to three graduates who have pulled it off.

One student is determined to be on Sydney Harbour to experience a fierce contest.

Restoring treasures is all in a day’s work for the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation.

Prominent alumna and international biologist Professor Karen Day commenced her role as the Dean of Science in February this year.

A new Science School named after alumna Elizabeth Blackburn, an international study into the evolution of songbirds and a new $20m ARC Centre of Excellence lead the Faculty of Science’s news update.

Research led by the University of Melbourne has found that human influences through global warming are likely to have played a role in Australia’s “angry” hot summer of 2013.