Faculty of Science
Honours for a lifetime pursuit of mathematics
17 October 2018
Distinguished Professor Marston Conder of the University of Auckland has been awarded the Jones Medal from the Royal Society Te Apārangi to recognise his lifetime achievement in in mathematics.
Great science and good food makes million dollar business
16 October 2018
A New Zealand start-up making apple, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir flour has received a $NZ1.2 million injection from the home of gastronomy, France.
Nothing artificial about the intelligence of kiwi students
11 October 2018
Three University of Auckland students have had their advice for the New Zealand Government on artificial intelligence (AI) published in The New York Times international edition.
Predicting the future of coral coastline flooding
8 October 2018
Where will coral reef-fringed coastlines become uninhabitable from wave-driven flooding? University of Auckland scientists have developed a tool to find out.
Sharks - a question of retribution
1 October 2018
Opinion: How long will this trigger-happy Australian government continue its barbaric cull in the name of public safety? asks Veronica Rotman (Marine Science)
Cyberattack, cybersecurity and protecting NZ
21 September 2018
Opinion: The risk of cyberattack is growing and New Zealand must counter this increased threat to our digital systems and security, writes Dr Rizwan Asghar (Computer Science).
Women in science – a celebration of NZ pioneers
19 September 2018
Pioneering women scientists who helped pave the way for others are being honoured as part of Women’s Suffrage 125 celebrations by having the University’s science departments and schools named after them for the week.
International prize for encouraging diversity
11 September 2018
Promoting gender parity in conference speaker line-ups and helping the Department of Physics at the University of Auckland win an award for promoting diversity and inclusivity have won Dr Frederique Vanholsbeeck an award from the Optical Society of America (OSA).
Sauv treatment for other wines?
29 August 2018
New Zealand’s Sauvignon blanc is famous the world over for its special tropical aromas but now Kiwi scientists believe they are on the verge of a breakthrough in recreating those special qualities in other wines including Chardonnay and Pinot gris.
Sir Peter Gluckman to lead new global council
6 July 2018
University of Auckland Distinguished Professor Sir Peter Gluckman has been picked to head a new international body of influential science institutions. Sir Peter was elected President-Elect of the International Science Council at its inaugural General Assembly in Paris on 4 July.
Skip flying and walk the walk
6 July 2018
Opinion: Recognising the hypocrisy of scientists' carbon footprint, scientist Shaun Hendy is going by bus, train, foot - anything but by air - in 2018.
Data science can tell us which political party is dominating
4 July 2018
Young scientists from the University of Auckland and Victoria University of Wellington have come up with a novel way to figure out which party or parties in New Zealand's Parliament are dominating any particular political debate or discourse.