Excellence in Research Australia 2015: Physics research strongly recognised
Excellence in Research Australia 2015 rankings success
Physics research receives highest possible ranking
New recognition for atomic physics
This demonstrates an excellent return on research investment for both infrastructure and people in science at Swinburne.
Swinburne’s reputation for high impact research in physics is confirmed in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 ratings.
Swinburne was awarded an ERA 5 rating, the highest possible ranking of ‘well above world standard’, in the following areas of physics:
Astronomical and Space Sciences
Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics
“It is fantastic to see science at Swinburne recognised for its excellence in research in today’s ERA 2015 rankings,” says Swinburne Dean of Science, Professor Sarah Maddison.
“This demonstrates an excellent return on research investment for both infrastructure and people in science at Swinburne. Our outstanding researchers are working on both fundamental and applied research problems that drive technology and innovation needed for economic growth.”
Earlier this year Swinburne’s Professor Matthew Bailes was awarded a prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowship, by the federal government to transform the Molonglo Radio telescope, located near Canberra, into a machine that will attempt to count the number of atoms in the Universe. Professor Bailes’ team is a world leader in advanced radio astronomy instrumentation.