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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
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
Dr Eric Thrane and Dr Paul Lasky

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

Physics and Astronomy 17 October, 2017
Gravitational Waves

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.

Physics and Astronomy 4 October, 2017
The Gravitational-wave Optical Transient Observer (GOTO).

New era for astrophysics with launch of telescope for detecting optical signals from gravitational waves

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

Physics and Astronomy 5 July, 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

Monash researchers uncover new Gravitational Waves characteristics

Monash researchers have identified a new concept – ‘orphan memory’ - which changes the current thinking around gravitational waves.

Physics and Astronomy 23 May, 2017