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Glitch in neutron star reveals its hidden secrets

Neutron stars are not only the most dense objects in the Universe, but they rotate very fast and regularly.

Until they don’t.

Physics and Astronomy 13 August, 2019
Velocity kink

Second baby planet found using technique pioneered by Monash astrophysicists

Monash astrophysicists using the ALMA telescope in Chile have made a world-first discovery with the sighting of a second new ‘baby’ planet (two to three times heavier than Jupiter) inside a gas and dust gap.

Physics and Astronomy 13 August, 2019
Apollo 11 Moon landing

Koos control: The man who made the Apollo 11 Moon landing possible

If it wasn’t for Dick Koos, it seems certain that the 20 July, 1969, Apollo 11 Moon landing would have been aborted just 10 minutes from completing the assignment announced by President John F. Kennedy eight years earlier

Physics and Astronomy 17 July, 2019
theory of turbulence

Order from chaos: Monash vortex study first proof of decades-old theory

A Monash study published today offers the first proof of a 70-year-old theory of turbulence.

Physics and Astronomy 28 June, 2019
electron microscopes

New lens design is set to revolutionise electron microscopes

Understanding the connection between atomic structure and the magnetic structure it produces could enable designing magnetic materials and devices, like computer memory, from the atomistic scale.

Physics and Astronomy 13 June, 2019
Planet formation

Monash physicists discover new clue to planet formation

An international study led by the Monash School of Physics and Astronomy has discovered the first observational evidence for the existence of circumplanetary discs.

Physics and Astronomy 4 June, 2019
breaking down glass to make it stronger

A structural issue: breaking down glass to make it stronger

For most of us, a glass of water doesn’t appear to be an unfathomable mystery, but for Monash materials scientist Amelia Liu, it represents one of the “grand challenges” of physics.

Physics and Astronomy 9 March, 2019
understand prime numbers

Monash physicists find that waves can help us better understand prime numbers

Is there a relationship between seemingly random prime numbers and the physical world?
A study published today by Monash physicists in Physical Review Letters<

Physics and Astronomy 8 March, 2019
Phase contrast upping the ante on conventional X-ray imaging

Phase contrast upping the ante on conventional X-ray imaging

Dr Kaye Morgan hopes that the X-ray technique she’s working on will allow her to take snapshots of the airways and air sacs in the lungs in real-time. This will help doctors and researchers detect problems earlier,

Physics and Astronomy 6 March, 2019