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Craig Rodger

15 May 2024

Otago work protects power grid during aurora

Modelling and advice from University of Otago scientists helped to protect New Z...

Stock image of a builder installing insulation in a partially-built house

09 Jan 2024

Study backs healthier homes over rooftop solar for healthier grid

Rather than pushing for large-scale uptake of rooftop solar power, New Zealand n...

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20 Dec 2023

Off-Campus: Defying gravity is a lifestyle

When Otago’s Dr Jonathan Squire isn’t researching astrophysical plasma and fluid...

Hannah Kessenich and Annika Seppälä image

22 Nov 2023

Study highlights need to keep an eye on the ozone hole

Despite public perception, the Antarctic ozone hole has been remarkably massive...

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14 Sep 2023

Government invests in tiny tech with global potential

An ambitious and internationally-connected programme to leverage New Zealand’s n...

Disco soup 3

01 Apr 2023

Burn baby burn, disco… soup?

A pair of Otago University student sisters are putting in the mahi to raise awar...

Hannah Kessenich image

20 Mar 2023

Scholarship for Ozone Hole research

A University of Otago PhD candidate has been chosen as the only person from Aote...

09 Mar 2023

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Niels Kjærgaard

Professor Niels Kjærgaard delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titl...

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23 Nov 2022

Professor David Hutchinson receives the Thomson Medal

Professor David Hutchinson, Director of the Dodd-Walls Centre Te Whai Ao, was la...

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21 Sep 2022

Taking on the Global Young Scientist Summit

Two University of Otago students are thrilled to have won spots at an internatio...

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20 Sep 2022

Mingling with Nobel Prize winners

Mingling with Nobel Prize winners and connecting with hundreds of other young sc...

25 Aug 2022

Large increase in New Zealand’s carbon dioxide emissions from international flights

Carbon dioxide emissions from passenger travel to and from New Zealand rose by 6...

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