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Professor Gregoire Loeper

Optimal Prize - Fields Medal flags new opportunities

Monash University Mathematics Professor Gregoire Loeper was as happy as other mathematicians when he heard that Professor Alessio Figalli was one of the four winners of the prestigious 2018 Fields Medal.

Mathematics 28 August, 2018
Female Daphnia magna with a clutch of asexual eggs.

Sex, man flu and the water flea

Dr Matt Hall is interested in the differences between males and females. Why are some males of a species larger and stronger, while females are more hardy and long-lived? Why do they experience illness differently?

Features and Opinion 19 March, 2018
Amber Clarke and Rebecca Pell

A passion for the nature of things

Two alumni have forged careers devoted to protecting the environment.

Alumni 27 December, 2017
Dr Eric Thrane and Dr Paul Lasky

What gravitational waves can teach us about the universe

Two collapsed stars collide in a galaxy 130 million light years away. The explosion caused a wobble in space-time called a gravitational wave that travelled across the universe, and was recorded by three supersensitive

Features and Opinion 23 November, 2017
Professor Doug McFarlane

Liquid salts may fuel the future – and save our reefs

When Monash chemistry Professor Doug MacFarlane was a PhD student at Purdue University in Indiana, he worked on “liquid salts” for use in preserving living tissue – including human kidneys and marine corals. Fast-forward 30

Features and Opinion 21 November, 2017
Sexual selection of birds was further examined in Darwin's, Descent of Man

Celebrating the discovery of evolution

This November marks the 158th anniversary of the publication of the first edition of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species.

Features and Opinion 18 November, 2017
Alejandra in uniform

Monash student research is the new weapon in Colombia’s fight against drugs

Fresh-faced and hopeful - you would be hard-pressed to pick 32-year-old Alejandra Saavedra as a Colombian police officer who has spent over a decade at the frontline of Colombia’s long anti-drug offensive.

Features and Opinion 8 November, 2017
Whisky

Can you make a 10-year malt whisky in weeks? The chemistry says yes

Over the past few years the whisky-drinking world has been introduced to several new products that claim to produce high-quality liquor in just a fraction of the time usually required to age single malt spirits. Instead of maturing the whisky for

Features and Opinion 8 November, 2017
Cassava - the staple food crop of 1 billion people

The poisoned plate of climate change

Dinner is on the way in a village in sub-Saharan Africa. A knife cuts into the white flesh of a tuberous cassava root dusted with brown earth, and a pleasant scent reminiscent of marzipan or amaretto is released into the dry, hot air.

Features and Opinion 7 November, 2017