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Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Astrophotonics

Exploring stars, galaxies and the cosmos, in the Astronomy and Astrophysics Concentration of Research Excellence


Biofocus Research Centre

Research at the interface of the life sciences, medicine, quantitative sciences and engineering.

Photonic Science

MQ Photonics

Exploring the science of light and photons, within the Macquarie University Research Centre MQ Photonics.

Quantum Physics  

Exploring the weird world of the quantum, incorporating QSciTech and EQuS .

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Research News

Diamond research on ABC's Ockham's Razor

DiamondHear Future Fellow James Rabeau on the ABC's 'Ockham's Razor" explain why his research on diamond could be the key to protect all your electronic data.

GALD wins on ABC's New Inventors

LasersRussell Connally's GALD invention is winner and people's choice on New Inventors.

Super Science Fellowships

Dr Daniel Zucker and Prof Quentin Parker win fellowship funding to test current theories of galaxy formation and investigate planetary nebulae as powerful probes of stellar evolution.

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