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In large systems of interacting particles in quantum mechanics, an intriguing phenomenon often emerges: groups of particles begin to behave like single particles. Physicists refer to such groups of particles as quasiparticles.
In recognition of its ground-breaking research, a team of physicists at Monash University has been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s Australian Museum Eureka Prizes – the nation’s top science awards.
Black holes are massive, right? The first pair of black holes detected were each about 30 times more massive than the Sun. When they merged, the resulting ‘remnant’ was a black hole that was a whopping 60 times more massive than the Sun.