School of Physics & Astronomy

School of Physics and Astronomy

Indulge your curiosity and creativity. Explore new ways to understand the world. Discover new perspectives on the Universe.

Latest news from Physics and Astronomy

Periodic-Table

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.

Physics and Astronomy

First ever detection of monster black hole collision, 150 times heavier than the Sun

Black holes are massive

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 than the Sun.

Physics and Astronomy 3 January 2020

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 our Galaxy.

Physics and Astronomy 1 January 1970

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, but at a fraction of the cost.

Physics and Astronomy 1 January 1970
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
View more articles