Physics and Astronomy News

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

The trouble with Hubble – new study investigates expanding universe

Scientists have long known that the Universe is expanding, but determining whether the expansion rate is the same in different parts of the Universe has been unclear.

Physics and Astronomy 22 October, 2018
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FLEET collaboration aims to prevent energy losing its way

Cheaper, faster, smarter, smaller – the ever-evolving digital world has changed the way we live, as predicted by the law Gordon Moore outlined in 1965.

Physics and Astronomy 1 October, 2018
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.

Physics and Astronomy 10 August, 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
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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
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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.

Education 7 March, 2018
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Electronically-smooth ‘3D graphene’: a bright future for trisodium bismuthide

Researchers have found that the topological material trisodium bismuthide (Na3Bi) can be manufactured to be as ‘electronically smooth’ as the highest-quality graphene-based alternative, while maintaining graphene’s

Physics and Astronomy 23 December, 2017