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Finding NEMO – the future of gravitational-wave astronomy

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.

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Scientists develop new method for detecting black hole mergers


Every year, 2 million black hole mergers are missed – but now scientists have worked out how to detect them, revealing a lost 8 billion light years of universe evolution.

Physics and Astronomy 19 January 2020

Astronomers capture a pulsar ‘powering up’

A Monash-University-led collaboration has, for the first time, observed the full, 12-day process of material spiralling into a distant neutron star, triggering an X-ray outburst thousands of times brighter than our Sun.

Physics and Astronomy 1 January 1970

Scientists show physics can be applied to understand the mystery of consciousness

An international study involving Monash physicists has confirmed a new approach to measure consciousness, potentially changing our understanding complex neurological problems.

Physics and Astronomy 1 January 1970
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Splitting quasiparticles with temperature: the fate of an impurity within a BEC

A new theoretical study at Monash University has improved our understanding of the interplay between quantum and thermal fluctuations (or excitations) in quantum matter.

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