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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
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

Congratulations to science researchers on outstanding ARC funding outcomes

Monash University was again the most successful institution in Victoria in Australian Research Council (ARC) grants announced yesterday with just over 17 per cent awarded to Faculty of Science researchers.

Research 28 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
Computer model showing the spiral pattern generated by a newborn planet orbiting in a disc of gas around a young star. Credit: Pinte et al 2018.

Monash astrophysicists discover new ‘baby’ planet

Monash astrophysicists using the ALMA telescope in Chile have a made a world-first discovery with the sighting of a new planet inside a protoplanetary disc.

Physics and Astronomy 14 June, 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
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Stargazing world record

Break a world record with us on Wednesday 23 May by joining the largest stargazing session with thousands of other Australians.

Physics and Astronomy 4 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