Department of Physics


News

  • Black holes and death stars: free public symposium
    28 November 2016
    Leading astrophysicists from around the world gather in Auckland this week to talk about massive stars, black holes and supernovae, with a public event on latest developments in astronomy to follow.
  • Top Medal honours for University of Auckland Science researchers
    23 November 2016
    Internationally renowned researcher and author in human experimental psychology, Emeritus Professor Michael Corballis, has been awarded the Rutherford Medal from the Royal Society of New Zealand.
  • University Directory
    Science funding at University of Auckland receives major boost
    03 November 2016
    Research in the Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland has been awarded a total of $9.6 million over the next three years for a broad range of projects, from the timing of volcanic eruptions to computer software protection.
  • Greatest super rugby team of all time?
    19 August 2016
    Which is the greatest Super Rugby team of all time? Wil Undy, a Bachelor of Science (mathematics) and Arts (history) student, has been working with Te Pūnaha Matatini Principal Investigator Dr Dion O’Neale and NZ Rugby’s senior scientist Dr Ken Quarrie to determine the best method for predicting how Super Rugby teams would perform from season to season.
  • AMP Ignite Award for Physics student
    24 June 2016
    PhD student Ankita Gangotra, from the Department of Physics, is the 2016 winner of the AMP Ignite competition.
  • Science subjects rate highly internationally
    22 March 2016
    Science subjects at the University of Auckland are highly placed in this year’s QS World University Rankings with the University rated number one in the country in almost all subjects.
  • New Appointment: Associate Professor Nicola Gaston
    01 March 2016
    The Department of Physics is excited to welcome Associate Professor Nicola Gaston, who joins us on 1 March 2016.
  • Einstein, Time, and Light
    25 November 2015
    View a full-noise, whistles and bells presentation on the subject of super-cooling lasers and atomic clocks by Nobel Laureate Professor William Phillips.
  • Pioneering young physicist wins NZAS Research Medal
    19 November 2015
    Scientific discoveries in miniature optics that could result in ultra-accurate clocks, and advanced research in fibre optic loops has earned Associate Professor Stéphane Coen of the University of Auckland Department of Physics this year’s Research Medal from the New Zealand Association of Scientists.
  • NZ and the Laws of Outer Space
    14 October 2015
    As the world economy spreads into space, international law is becoming increasingly important. And yet New Zealand has no domestic law in place to reflect our obligations as signatories to international agreements.
  • Rutherford Fellowships announced
    17 September 2015
    The Hon Steven Joyce announced 12 new Rutherford Fellowships today. Seven of the new fellows will be based at the University of Auckland and four within the Faulty of Science.
  • Introducing The Auckland Lablet
    20 July 2015
    The Auckland Lablet was created by the Department of Physics and is used by physics students and their teachers in laboratory classes.
  • Handling light with a pair of tweezers: a possible break-through for telecommunications
    24 June 2015
    Researchers at the University of Auckland have demonstrated “temporal tweezing of light” for the first time, a break-through that may play a crucial role in the way data is processed over the internet in the future.
  • Unlocking curious minds funding success
    29 May 2015
    Congratulations to Dr Frederique Vanholsbeeck for her contribution to 'Interactive Playground' - a collaborative project between our department, AUT and Auckland Live that has been named one of 28 recipients of the new Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund.
  • Unlocking Curious Minds Contestable fund success
    28 May 2015
    Associate Professor Cather Simpson from the Department of Physics and School of Chemical Sciences has just been awarded $134,464 as part of the government’s Unlocking Curious Minds Contestable fund, as announced by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce this afternoon.
  • Major funding investment in University of Auckland research
    16 September 2014
    The University of Auckland has received 14 grants totalling more than $48 million of new funding in the latest funding round announced by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment.
  • Major funding investment in University of Auckland science
    12 September 2014
    The University of Auckland has received more than $48 million in new funding in the latest funding round from the Ministry of Innovation, Business and Employment with a $25.5 million investment in leading-edge science research.
  • Classroom seismograph to be installed in Christchurch school
    04 September 2014
    An earthquake monitoring device for schools will be installed at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School in Christchurch tomorrow as part of a University of Auckland outreach programme to show high school-aged students the wonders of science.
  • TEDx talk peers inside the Big Bang
    26 August 2014
    Professor Richard Easther is interviewed by TV3 prior to his TEDx talk.