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Monash physicist awarded prestigious PhD thesis medal for innovative brain imaging

Congratulations to Monash University scientist Dr Linda Croton who has been awarded the 2020 ANSTO Australian Synchrotron Stephen Wilkins Thesis Medal.

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Lightboard Studios team wins AFR Education Award

The AFR described the Lightboard Studios entry as a standout winner in the Education Technology category.

Congratulations to the Lightboard Studios team – a collaboration between Monash and La Trobe universities - which has won the Australian Financial Review (AFR) Higher Education Awards 2020 in the category for ‘Education Technology’.

Science 19 January 2020

To kill a quasiparticle: a quantum whodunit

What causes quasiparticle death?

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.

Physics and Astronomy 1 January 1970

Monash physics research team nominated as a finalist in the prestigious Eureka Prizes

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.

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What happens between the sheets? ‘Floating’ graphene on a bed of calcium atoms

Adding calcium to graphene creates an extremely-promising superconductor, but where does the calcium go?

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