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April 2018

Atomic bonds, colorbonds and silicons


Materials of the future - "painting" the picture of the silicon age. Not Just a Pretty Face! The Science of Paint Dr Phil Barker (Research Fellow, University of Wollongong) From high-tech paint on your car to the paint on your wall, many types of surface coating are encountered in day-to-day life. Here the components of paint will be viewed from a molecular level and factors affecting performance in-service are described. Beyond the Silicon Age Dr David Cortie (Research Fellow, University of Wollongong)…

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May 2018

Minute molecular mechanics and best bras


The UniBar is the place to 'B' to find out more about the Biophysics of our Bodies, through to the Biomechanics of Breasts. Fighting Disease, One Molecule at a Time Professor Antoine van Oijen (ARC Laureate Fellow, Distinguished Professor, University of Wollongong)  @van__oijen Physics and medicine come together in the development of microscopy so powerful that we can visualise individual protein and DNA molecules. The ability to see how they behave helps us better understand how they might play a role…

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