The Australian National University (ANU) is a public university located in the Australian capital, Canberra. Established by a Federal Act of Parliament in 1946, it is the nation's seventh-oldest university and the only Australian public university to be established by the Commonwealth, as opposed to a State or Territory, legislature. Centered at the Acton, Canberra campus, the university comprises seven teaching and research colleges, three focused postgraduate research centres and three non-tertiary educational entities, and hosts the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia and the National Computational Infrastructure facility. In 2011 ANU was separately ranked 26th and 38th among the world's universities and 1st and 2nd among Australian universities by the QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, respectively.
Student creates world's largest quantum cluster
(Phys.org) —Australian National University PhD student Seiji Armstrong has made a quantum leap towards next-generation computing.
Tiny lasers light up future electronics
(Phys.org) —Faster, smaller electronics are one step closer with researchers from The Australian National University successfully making the first room temperature lasers from gallium arsenide nanowires.
VC predicts the motion of the ocean
Australian National University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Young AO, has just published research that will help you every morning with the surf report.
Laser tripod for better levitation
(Phys.org) —Physicists from The Australian National University have shown that three lasers are better than one when it comes to levitating small but visible objects on light, designing an extremely precise ...
China set for carbon pricing
As Australia moves to scrap its pioneering carbon-pricing scheme, China is expected to have seven pilot pricing systems in place no later than 2015, followed by a national scheme, according to a new survey ...
Family law reform outcome not as expected
Separated families in Australia are living with less parental conflict, an outcome likely to have been brought about by increased relationship services, not parenting time arrangements.
Solar student has 3-D vision
A three-dimensional chessboard-like structure that may soon harness the sun to create power for your toaster, television, or the city you live in.
Coral reef fish face barriers when it comes to evolution
Nemo may have found his way home, but when it comes to evolution, he and his friends encounter a whole different set of challenges.
Safe livelihoods for informal gold miners in South and Southeast Asia
Safer ways for informal miners in South and Southeast Asia to prospect for gold will be investigated under an Australian Government grant won by The Australian National University (ANU) and Minelab.
Reef fish sink or swim in climate change waters
Climate change could cause local extinctions of chocolate dipped damselfish that are highly specialised to the conditions on their home reef.
Economic growth does not produce well-being
Over the last three decades global society has grown richer, but not better off.
New material holds big energy hope
(Phys.org) —A new material that can store large amounts of energy with very little energy loss has been developed by researchers at the Australian National University.
Giant Australian animals were not wiped out by climate change
(Phys.org) —Researchers have ruled out climate change as the cause of extinction of most of Australia's giant animals, including giant kangaroos, three metre-tall flightless birds and the Tasmanian tiger, ...
Searching for objects in turbulent seas
Imagine an object was dropped in the stormy sea. It may be a life raft, a person overboard or a black box from an aircraft. One needs to find it, or at least predict where to search for it.
Key link found in Cosmic Distance Ladder
(Phys.org) —When observing the bright explosion of a White Dwarf star in our neighbouring galaxy last year, researchers from The Australian National University collected the largest ever data set on what ...