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New study reveals possible formation of massive neutron stars from stellar collision

17th August 2017: a date marked down in the history books—the day the LIGO/Virgo collaboration made the first detection of gravitational waves from the death spiral of two neutron stars. Just 1.7 seconds later, astronomers observed a short burst of high-energy gamma rays known as a gamma-ray burst (GRB).

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Stellar black holes much bigger than previously thought, study finds

Stellar black holes

An international study involving Monash astronomers has discovered for the first time that some black holes may be born more than twice the size than previously thought.

Physics and Astronomy 28 January 2019

Controlling the charge state of organic molecule quantum dots in a 2d nanoarray

A Monash University study has fabricated a self-assembled, carbon-based nanofilm where the charge state (ie, electronically neutral or positive) can be controlled at the level of individual molecules, on a length scale of around one nanometre.

Physics and Astronomy 1 January 1970

Monash science researchers awarded just over $2 million in funding as part of ARC DECRA scheme

Monash science researchers have received just over $2 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding for five projects under the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme.

Science 1 January 1970

Glitch in neutron star reveals its hidden secrets

Neutron stars are not only the most dense objects in the Universe, but they rotate very fast and regularly.

Until they don’t.

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