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Monash researchers usher in new era of astronomy with the first detection of colliding neutron stars

A team of researchers at Monash University has taken part in the detection of gravitational waves from a pair of merging neutron stars. The result is likely to be remembered as one of the biggest astronomical discoveries of the 21st

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Gravitational Waves wins 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics

In an outstanding achievement recognising the work on Gravitational Waves, the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics has been awarded to three American physicists for their leading roles in the first detection of the waves.

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Monash researchers involved in third detection of gravitational waves, opening new window into astronomy

Monash researchers are proud to be part of the recent third detection of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), which opens a new window in astronomy.

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Monash University researchers uncover new Gravitational Waves characteristics

Monash University researchers have identified a new concept – ‘orphan memory’ - which changes the current thinking around gravitational waves.

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Astronomical discoveries that are truly out of this world

On June 15, 2016, three months after the first ever detection of gravitational waves from a merger of two black holes, ripples in the fabric of spacetime were detected for the second time by both of the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave

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Monash involved in second detection of gravitational waves

On Boxing Day 2015 at 03:38:53 UTC, three months after the first ever detection of gravitational waves from a merger of two black holes, ripples in the fabric of spacetime...

Gravitational waves team

Monash involved in second detection of gravitational waves

On Boxing Day 2015 at 03:38:53 UTC, three months after the first ever detection of gravitational waves from a merger of two black holes, ripples in the fabric of spacetime...

Head of School Physics and Astronomy, Professor Michael Morgan, with members of the Monash LIGO team. Former Monash PhD Shakya Premanchandra (not pictured) was also a recipient of the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.

$3 million USD awarded to LIGO gravitational wave researchers

Just three months after a global research team, including Monash scientists, announced the breakthrough discovery of gravitational waves from the merger of two black holes, a Russian internet entrepreneur and...