2014 News

  • Research priorities for Antarctic science

    Three Victoria University of Wellington researchers have contributed to defining the strategic priorities for Southern Ocean and Antarctic science research for the next 20 years.

  • Drilling the Alpine Fault

    Victoria University of Wellington scientists are part of an international science team that could help to predict future earthquakes.

  • The mysteries of Antarctic sea ice

    Opinion piece by Dr James Renwick, an associate professor in the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington

  • Using synthetic biology to make new antibiotics

    Research at Victoria University of Wellington could lead to a new generation of antibiotics, helping tackle the global issue of ‘superbugs’ that are resistant to modern medicine.

  • 2013 New Zealand's warmest winter on record

    The world continued to warm last year, according to the State of the Climate in 2013 report, with some Southern Hemisphere countries, including New Zealand, having one of their warmest years on record.

  • Public talk to explore black holes and radio galaxies

    Best known for his contributions to the theory of traversable wormholes, chronology protection and analogue spacetimes, Professor Matt Visser from the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research, will give a talk titled Stephen Hawking and black holes.

  • Victoria welcomes women in science

    Around 150 women in science will gather at Victoria University this week to share war stories and inspiration as part of the Association for Women in the Sciences conference.

  • Detecting harmful molecules in the environment

    Victoria University of Wellington researchers have developed a new technique that can detect environmental levels of oestrogen at the equivalent of detecting one pinch of salt in an olympic-sized swimming pool.