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Monash led international study to help guide future nuclear physics experiments

Researchers from Monash University, the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain and Germany have examined decades of data from satellite-based X-ray telescopes to assemble and analyse the largest collection yet of thermonuclear explosions on neutron stars in

Physics and Astronomy 13 August, 2020
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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,

Physics and Astronomy 8 July, 2020
gravitational-waves

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

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
Brain

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 25 May, 2020

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.

Physics and Astronomy 14 May, 2020

Applying quantum-impurity theory to quantum fluids of light

A Monash-led study develops a new approach to directly observe correlated, many-body states in an exciton-polariton system that go beyond classical theories.

Physics and Astronomy 28 April, 2020
Dr Agustin Schiffrin and his team at the Monash School of Physics and Astronomy.

Putting artificial intelligence to work in the lab

An Australian-German collaboration has demonstrated fully-autonomous Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) operation, applying artificial intelligence and deep learning to remove the need for constant human supervision.

Physics and Astronomy 19 March, 2020
neutron stars

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

Physics and Astronomy 3 March, 2020