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Monash Biologists and Physicists awarded ARC Future Fellowships

Two biologists and two physicists have collectively been awarded four Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships worth approximately $4 million.

Science 17 October, 2019
Velocity kink

Second baby planet found using technique pioneered by Monash astrophysicists

Monash astrophysicists using the ALMA telescope in Chile have made a world-first discovery with the sighting of a second new ‘baby’ planet (two to three times heavier than Jupiter) inside a gas and dust gap.

Physics and Astronomy 13 August, 2019
Planet formation

Monash physicists discover new clue to planet formation

An international study led by the Monash School of Physics and Astronomy has discovered the first observational evidence for the existence of circumplanetary discs.

Physics and Astronomy 4 June, 2019
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

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

Monash Mathematician to join renowned physicist Professor Brian Cox on the ABC’s Stargazing Live Series

Stargazing enthusiasts will be taken on a stunning journey through space with Stargazing Live a show airing on the ABC featuring renowned physicist Professor Brian Cox and a panel of six scientists - including Monash’s very own Dr Alina

Mathematics 17 May, 2018

New computer simulations uncover the cause of mystery cosmic ‘horseshoe’ dust

Since 2013 astronomers have been wondering about giant dust shaped in a horseshoe surrounding a young star named ‘HD142527’.

Physics and Astronomy 14 March, 2018
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
Prof MacFarlane and Dr Lasky

Monash Chemist and Astrophysicist win prestigious 2018 Academy of Science Medals

Professor Douglas MacFarlane and Dr Paul Lasky have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to research with the Australian Academy of Science awarding them the David Craig Medal, and the Pawsey Medal, respectively.

Science 17 November, 2017