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$2M Donated By Former Student To Boost SKA Science
2013-01-16 11:06:06

International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research A former science student of The University of Western Australia has donated $2 million to fund a new research position that will help shed light on some of the biggest mysteries in the Universe. Retired oil executive Dr Jim Buckee, who gained a BSc Honors at UWA in 1967 and a PhD in Astrophysics at Britain´s Oxford University in 1970, has made the stellar donation to fund UWA post-doctoral research for what will be the world´s...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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