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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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Telescope for detecting optical signals from gravitational waves launched

A new telescope for detecting optical signatures of gravitational waves has officially launched in La Palma. The project, built and operated by international researchers, is partly funded through the Monash Warwick Alliance, an award-winning

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A new discovery of gravitational waves has black holes in a spin

Within just a couple of months of turning back on for its second major science run, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) made a third detection of gravitational waves, ripples in space and time, demonstrating that a new

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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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Alliance researchers lead global project to capture gravitational wave flashes

The first detection of gravitational waves in September 2015 excited the scientific and mainstream community alike. Gravitational waves provide valuable information about our universe, and confirmation of their existence has created new research

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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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