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Monash University PhD student Marina Castelli examines samples in scanning tunnelling microscope

New materials inspired by nature could be key to future electronics

Self-assembled nanostructures have atomically-precise structure and tailored electronic properties.

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Monash astrophysicists discover new ‘baby’ planet

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

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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.

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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’.

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Study the new science unit

New science unit on Galileo to be delivered in Prato, Italy

Where better to learn about Galileo than in Italy – the home of the astronomer who is a central figure in science, astronomy, physics, philosophy and mathematics, to name but a few disciplines.

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