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Planetymology

Unlikely alliance of astrophysics and etymology inspires new children’s book

A love of astrophysics - and etymology, has inspired a new beautifully illustrated children’s book which unpacks the origins and meaning of ‘space words’.

Physics and Astronomy 25 November, 2020
Dr-Linda-Croton

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.

Physics and Astronomy 24 November, 2020
The AFR described the Lightboard Studios entry as a standout winner in the Education Technology category.

Lightboard Studios team wins AFR Education Award

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

Science 19 November, 2020
Monash-Science-Precinct

Science researchers awarded more than $9 million for Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects (DP) – helping to secure Monash University’s top position nationally

Monash University was the most successful institution in Australia for ARC Discovery Project grants with 26.5% of the funding awarded to Faculty of Science researchers.

General News 16 November, 2020
An artist’s impression of Eomonachus belegaerensis.

New fossil seal species rewrites history

An international team of biologists, led by Monash University, has discovered a new species of extinct monk seal from the Southern Hemisphere – describing it as the biggest breakthrough in seal evolution in 70 years.

Biology 11 November, 2020
Monash-Science-Precinct

Monash University Antarctic research boosted with ARC DECRA funding win

Monash University’s Faculty of Science has been awarded $1,745,019 under the ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme with more than half of this amount allocated to increasing the University’s capability in ice

Science 4 November, 2020
Kate Maddern

Monash student wins Rhodes scholarship

Monash University student Kate Maddern has won the prestigious 2021 Victorian Rhodes Scholarship. She’ll travel to Oxford University in September 2021 where she hopes to enrol in the BA (Philosophy, Politics and

Alumni 2 November, 2020
The ethylene signalling pathway has been characterised in flowering plants

Common liverwort study has implications for crop manipulation

A new study on genetic pathways in the common liverwort could have future implications for crop manipulation.

Biology 27 October, 2020
Tuburiente volcano

Stressed out volcanoes more likely to collapse and erupt, study finds

An international study led by Monash scientists has discovered how volcanoes experience stress. The study, published today in Scientific Reports, has

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 16 October, 2020