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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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Dr Michael Kirby delivers this year's Richard Larkins Oration

Monash University’s annual Richard Larkins Oration in Melbourne was at the Myer Mural Hall on Wednesday, 4 October 2017. Representatives of business, government, industry, alumni and University supporters attended this prestigious event to

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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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Tycho’s supernova parents, not so hot or bright, study finds

International research led by a Monash researcher has shed new light on the origins of the famous Tycho’s supernova.

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3D Supernova simulations reveal mysteries of dying stars

An international team of researchers led by a Monash astronomer has created the longest consistent 3D model of a neutrino-driven supernova explosion to date, helping scientists to better understand the violent deaths of massive stars.

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Is The Bachelor anti-feminist, or is conventional heterosexual romance the real problem?

The Bachelor attracts widespread criticism for being old-fashioned, anti-feminist, and humiliating to women.

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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