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Inexplicable cosmic event

Scientists find mysterious astrophysical object in black hole collision

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.

Physics and Astronomy 24 June 2020

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 June 2020

International Monash, India, and Deakin research collaboration pioneers batteries of the future

A new study has shown for the first time how inexpensive materials can be used in high performance batteries of the future.

15 June 2020

Monash School of Mathematics joins global risk professionals network

A global risk professionals network has endorsed Monash University as a leading education provider in financial risk management through the University’s Master of Financial Mathematics program.

Mathematics 2 June 2020
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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 2 June 2020
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