You have joined a uniquely talented and influential group of more than 36,000 Science alumni from over 85 countries. Stay connected to the university to realise the full potential of your lifelong relationship with Monash.
A new study released today makes a compelling case for the development of ‘NEMO’ – a new observatory in Australia that could deliver on some of the most exciting gravitational-wave science next-generation detectors have to offer, but at a fraction of the cost.
The waters of south-eastern Australia are a climate change hotspot, warming at four times the global average. Understanding how to future proof the prey of little penguins in these challenging conditions is essential for their long-term survival and may well benefit the health of the whole marine system.
An international study led by Monash University scientists has found that the distance travelled by marine larvae is dictated by both biological and physical constraints – contradicting previous hypotheses based on biology or physics alone.
Today the LIGO and Virgo observatories officially announced the detection of gravitational waves caused by the collision of a black hole, weighing up to 25 times the mass of the Sun, accompanied by a mysterious astrophysical object—around 2.5 times the mass of the Sun. Researchers predict the object is likely to be either a dense star, or another black hole; however, its mass contradicts this theory: it’s heavier than expected for a neutron star and lighter than a black hole.