New research to help Australia remain a key player in quantum hardware development
Australia has made substantial investments in the development of quantum technologies.
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’.
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.
To kill a quasiparticle: a quantum whodunit
What causes quasiparticle death?
In large systems of interacting particles in quantum mechanics, an intriguing phenomenon often emerges: groups of particles begin to behave like single particles. Physicists refer to such groups of particles
Monash physics research team nominated as a finalist in the prestigious Eureka Prizes
In recognition of its ground-breaking research, a team of physicists at Monash University has been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s Australian
What happens between the sheets? ‘Floating’ graphene on a bed of calcium atoms
Adding calcium to graphene creates an extremely-promising superconductor, but where does the calcium go?
Elements of surprise: neutron stars contribute little, but something's making gold, research finds
Neutron star collisions do not create the quantity of chemical elements previously assumed, a new analysis of galaxy evolution finds.
First ever detection of monster black hole collision, 150 times heavier than the Sun
Black holes are massive, right? The first pair of black holes detected were each about 30 times more massive than the Sun. When they merged, the resulting ‘remnant’ was a black hole that was a whopping 60 times more massive
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