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The Numbers game

The numbers game: the role of 'quants' in navigating financial markets

Financial markets are a numbers fest – market indices, option prices, hedging strategies, futures markets. More and more, mathematicians are employed to help navigate a safe path through the complexity. They are the quants, or quantitative

Mathematics 2 May, 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

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
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
Black Hole

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.

Physics and Astronomy 2 June, 2017