The biggest challenge in neuroscience research is understanding how complex cognitive abilities emerge from the brain, and how these capacities have evolved. To address this we are creating a computer model of the insect brain.
The Xy-pic package started out as a means for Rose to present his M.Sc. thesis in the early 1990s, but was quickly seen to be applicable to a wide range of mathematical graphics, in particular for Abstract Algebra and Category Theory.
Diamond’s extraordinary properties are already providing us with massive leaps in optical device performance. In partnership with commercial and government organisations, we are working to exploit these advantages to solve real world challenges.
Advances in miniaturisation science and engineering have revolutionised micro-electronics. Researchers at Macquarie University are developing a new fabrication platform that can enable a unique class of 3-dimensional lightwave circuits
Isoprene represents approximately 50% of all non-methane biogenic volatile organic carbon emissions released into the atmosphere, and nearly 75% of the world’s isoprene emissions come from tropical ecosystems. Yet the tropics, and the Australian continent in particular, remains largely unstudied.
A collaboration between staff and students of MQ University and Prof Earl Owen of the Microsearch Foundation developed solid protein “solders” for joining severed tissues in microsurgery. Laser light is delivered by optical fibre to cure the protein solder and cause it to adhere to the two tissues to be joined.
The Cultural Heritage Management industry has adopted landscape-based techniques for documenting and interpreting Aboriginal material culture. Associate Professor Patricia Fanning and the Western New South Wales Archaeology Program pioneered this technique.