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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.

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

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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 world’s leading researchers in 22 fields across sciences and the social sciences, who place in the top one per cent of the most highly cited researchers in their field consistently over a ten-year period.

Physics and Astronomy 27 January 2018

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 Foundation’s LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) and the European-based Virgo gravitational-wave detector.

Physics and Astronomy 1 January 1970

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.

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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.

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