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.
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.
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.
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.