Planets coming out of my ears

How does one distill a PhD project in just three minutes for a non-specialist audience?

Rohan Byrne from Melbourne Uni has it down to a fine art, winning a 3-Minute Thesis competition in June. Rohan explains his project and tips for sharing science.

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Jo Condonscicomm
Introducing Stripy

Geodynamicists from Sydney and Australian National universities have developed Stripy, a software module that allows scientists to efficiently place GIS ‘wrapping paper’ around the spherical Earth ‘present’.

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Jo CondonSAM
CEO's update

Every quarter when I sit down to write this update, I think I start by saying ‘well it has been a busy 3 months’. This quarter I think it is fair to say that it has been that on steroids! Sitting at the top of the list is the AuScope investment planning process that many of you have been involved in. Thank you again to those who have participated!

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Jo Condon
Explorers unpack Earth’s sedimentary basins

Sedimentary basins around the world are critical to sustaining modern life on Earth. These basins can be thought of as containers that hold water, minerals, energy, and can potentially be used to store carbon dioxide. Unpacking how they form, and where those resources and storage opportunities may lie is a sizeable feat for the best of us...

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NewsJo CondonSAM
CEO's update

I write this in between the AuScope field, laboratory and digital infrastructure planning workshops, as we hone our capability to address national geoscience research challenges over the coming decade. 

The discussion around the research challenges relating to water, minerals, energy and geohazards has been particularly interesting, and we’re seeing new synergies across our field arise. It's an exciting time.

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Jo CondonStrategy
Congratulations, Dietmar!

Dynamic. Thinking big. In it for the long haul.

These are three key leadership qualities for any field. But for Dietmar Müller, the award-winning geoscience professor leading Sydney University’s EarthByte Group, they take on tangible meaning as he investigates Earth’s complex evolution.

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News, ProfileJo CondonSAM
Mapping a mineral future

A telescope burrowing 300km beneath Australia’s vast and parched land may seem more of a Jules Verne thought bubble than a not-too-distant scientific reality, but such a concept could exist in the next decade if the nation’s geoscientific community has its way.

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Jo CondonStrategy
CEO’s update

It seems that each time I write one of these I start out by saying what an exciting quarter it has been. That is once again the case!

This time though, a quarter punctuated by appreciation of personal achievement, as well as the inclusion of some new faces in the AuScope family.

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Jo CondonCEO