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View of the double star system and surrounding disc.

Double star solar system flips planet-forming disk into pole position

New research involving a Monash University astronomer has found the first confirmed example of a double-star solar system that has flipped its surrounding disc to a position that leaps over the orbital plane of those stars.

Physics and Astronomy 15 January, 2019

Monash physicists discover critical new development with major implications for topological transistors

Over the last decade, there has been much excitement about topological insulators – new materials that conduct electricity only on their edges, recognised by the Nobel Prize in Physics only two years ago.

Physics and Astronomy 11 December, 2018
Graphic showing the masses of recently announced gravitational-wave detections and black holes and neutron stars.

Scientists detect new Gravitational Waves

An international team of scientists including researchers from Monash University and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) has just released the latest results from the National Science

Physics and Astronomy 4 December, 2018

Professor Michael Fuhrer recognised for international influence in the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list

Monash University researchers have been recognised for their success in the 2018 list of Highly Cited (HiCi) researchers released today by Clarivate Analytics, with 22 Monash academics featuring in the list. The HiCi list recognises the

Physics and Astronomy 27 November, 2018

Astrophysicist is a Tall Poppy

Congratulations to Dr Andrew Casey, a lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy, who has been named 2018 Victorian Young Tall Poppy Science Award winner.

Physics and Astronomy 22 November, 2018

Scientists find elusive star with origins close to Big Bang

Astronomers have found what could be one of the universe’s oldest stars, a body almost entirely made of materials spewed from the Big Bang.

Physics and Astronomy 5 November, 2018

The trouble with Hubble – new study investigates expanding universe

Scientists have long known that the Universe is expanding, but determining whether the expansion rate is the same in different parts of the Universe has been unclear.

Physics and Astronomy 22 October, 2018
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FLEET collaboration aims to prevent energy losing its way

Cheaper, faster, smarter, smaller – the ever-evolving digital world has changed the way we live, as predicted by the law Gordon Moore outlined in 1965.

Physics and Astronomy 1 October, 2018
Monash University PhD student Marina Castelli examines samples in scanning tunnelling microscope

New materials inspired by nature could be key to future electronics

Self-assembled nanostructures have atomically-precise structure and tailored electronic properties.

Physics and Astronomy 10 August, 2018