Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is one of Australia’s largest public research organisations and custodian of much of our country’s landmark science infrastructure, including the OPAL nuclear research reactor, the Australian Synchrotron, accelerators, cyclotrons and neutron beam instruments.

More than 500 scientists, engineers and technicians work at ANSTO to answer the most important questions society faces today; whether in the area of health, environment or solutions for industry.

ANSTO’s international collaborations, including partnerships with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Shanghai Institute for Applied Physics, ensure Australian scientists are connected to a global network of experts and research projects.

As part of enabling a strong national collaborative network, ANSTO is connected with all Australian and New Zealand universities through the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE), providing researchers access to Australia’s nuclear science, technology and engineering expertise and infrastructure.

On average, ANSTO also accommodates over 1800 visiting researchers from other Australian and international research organisations each year.

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Time to set sail to Titan?

After the success of the audacious Entry Descent and Landing (EDL) in delivering the Curiosity rover to Mars, the space engineers of this world are no doubt looking for the next challenge. How about something…
The same CVs, with the names switched from male to female, had different success rates. CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture

Study confirms sexism in science, so what are we going to do?

Scientists are biased towards recruiting and encouraging men over women into the profession, according to an article published last week in the journal PNAS. In the study, 127 science academics across…
the damage.

Curiosity gets to know its neighbours

There’s a rock on the surface of Mars that now has a very strange life story. N165’s life started out normally enough. Like the basalt rocks on Earth it would have erupted molten, and solidified when exposed…
The first pictures taken by the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover after its successful landing on Mars. Michael Nelson/EPA

Curiosity rover has landed on Mars … let the science begin

The Mars Science Laboratory, otherwise known as the Curiosity rover, has safely landed on the red planet. While NASA engineers can now breath a sigh of relief, for a small army of people, the work on Mars…
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The Dish #2: This time it’s Mars

‘The Dish’ is one of my favourite movies of all time, telling the story of the Australian and American crew who operated the dish to pick up the television pictures from the first moon landing. I was thinking…
Glamorising women in science or incredibly offensive? You decide. http://science-girl-thing.eu

Science, it’s a girl thing! But I’ll keep my adjustable spanner

You’ve really got to wonder when even Hollywoodgossip.com is questioning whether the latest European Union campaign to attract girls towards a science career is a spoof. The video being referred to was…

Nanomaterials on the Moon

Admit it, you probably think about soil very little? What about the soil on the moon? Well it’s a shame because, as I’ve come to realise in the last few days, moon soil is pretty nifty. For one thing it…

Last chance to see the transit of Venus

Update 5pm Tales of the Transit So that’s it for another 105 years, I hope that even if the clouds didn’t part you saw it on some of the live web feeds Ian Musgrave was keeping us well informed on. There’s…

An upcoming transit

It’s not every day that a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes up, but on Wednesday you have the opportunity to see the silhouette of the planet of Venus move across the disk of the sun. To see this happen…

Australians! British Science is not dead

On Tuesday a funeral cortege pulled up outside the UK’s Westminster parliament and the mourners pulled out a wreath depicting ‘Science’. Some 100 protesters observed this as part of their protest against…

The anticipation of some freshly squeezed results

The chink of light in the few weeks of madness I’ve had was news that European Space Agency (ESA) have decided to commission a mission to Jupiter. A catchy name too, JUICE from JU piter IC y moons Explorer…

Rubber chicken in space!

As the world braced itself for the large solar storm last month, one fearless rubber chicken looked danger in the eye and went to meet it head on. Armed with only a knitted space suit, Camilla took to…

Shedding new light on an old rock

When thinking about what to kick off this column with, it seemed appropriate to give an insight into a project we’re looking into at the synchrotron. At coffee a few months ago a fellow researcher Simon…

A short introduction

A young researcher is wandering about the newly planted forest of eminent columns on The Conversation and notices the door to one has been left open … *Looks about the inside of the column* It’s nice and…

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