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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
Associate Professor Meera Parish

Monash physicist recognised internationally as an outstanding referee

Monash Physicist Associate Professor Meera Parish has been named 2019 Outstanding Referee, the only one in Australia, by the influential American Physical Society (APS).

Physics and Astronomy 27 February, 2019
View of the double star system and surrounding disc.

Double star solar system flips planet-forming disk into pole position

New research involving a Monash University astronomer has found the first confirmed example of a double-star solar system that has flipped its surrounding disc to a position that leaps over the orbital plane of those stars.

Physics and Astronomy 15 January, 2019