Genomics of Covid-19 and te ao Māori
Phil Wilcox has been a key contributor to an educational animation about genomic sequencing and Covid-19 with te ao Māori perspective. The animation is the result of a collaboration between Maui Studios, ESR and the University of Otago.
As Phil points out "Unpacking important science-based activities in a manner more relatable to Māori communities is extremely important, not only for improving understanding, but also to encourage tauira pupils and pakeke seniors to think about how gene technologies might be used to benefit our people."
More details and a link to the video can be found here.
Gravitational waves from rotating black holes
Joerg, along with Chris Stevens and collaborators, want to understand nonlinear perturbations of rotating black holes. In the latest work they effectively deform a black hole by shooting strong gravitational waves at it and studying the reaction -- all within the relatively safe environment of a numerical simulation!
Image credit: Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes Lensing (SXS)
Fellow of Engineering NZ Te Ao Rangahau
Congratulations to Sarah Wakes who has just been made an Engineering New Zealand Fellow.
Sarah's research interests include fluid dynamics, engineering design, sustainability, and coastal management.