Nanoscience students will be introduced to fundamental scientific ideas that contribute to the unique properties of substances on the nanoscale. Study how scale and properties of materials are linked, and how this leads to unusual and unexpected behaviour of materials. This understanding of nanoscience is extended to explore how properties of nanoscale materials can be exploited in a range of current and developing applications, and how nanotechnology can play a role in solving key global issues.
Frontiers of Physics students will go on a journey through the Universe to explore weird and wonderful phenomenon such as black holes, dark matter and dark energy. Investigate the potential for life in the universe as well as how stars form and how they die. Tour our solar system and come up with your own mission proposal to investigate and explore one of these amazing locations. From quarks to quasars, and everything in between, students who undertake this course will be left truly dazzled by the sheer scale and marvels of our Universe.
Bioinformatics is one of the most rapidly advancing fields of science. In this course we explore how we use technology to understand DNA and genetic codes. Students will examine the structure and function of the cell, DNA and proteins and the development and uses of genetic technology. Students will develop skills to decipher this information and further understand the code for life.
On completion of this subject, students will gain a range of experiences in state-of-the-art laboratory techniques and an appreciation of how biotechnology is changing every aspect of our world.
Neuroscience students will tackle what we already know about the brain and how cutting edge technologies are changing this. We will use a mix of videos, discussion, practical activities, guest speakers, group and individual work.
Join us in exploring some of the big ideas in neuroscience and unleash your brainstorm: How do we image the brain and can we see thoughts? How do sleep and chemicals affect the brain? Bionic brains – how can we replicate senses and understand illusions?
Explore the Nature and Beauty of Mathematics in this magical subject. Do you know that the interior angles of a triangle don’t always add to 180 degrees?Explore the mathematics beyond the reality you see, such as 4-dimensional tesseracts, hyperbolic space, and hotels with an infinite number of rooms. This course also examines the mathematics of what you can see such as the golden ratio, pi, and how these relate to nature.
Synchrotron Science – New Course for 2018!
Captivating students’ personal interests and building from a highly accessible, first principles approach into the development of genuine understanding, Synchrotron Science will dive into the physics, properties and scientific applications of the synchrotron.
Using synchrotron radiation as an anchor-point, students will explore related areas of science, creating a holistic view of the array of techniques available at synchrotron facilities and their impact on society.