News & Events
Thursday 14 Mar 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Royal Society of Victoria, 8 La Trobe St, Melbourne, Victoria
Computing has transformed the world, but there is a price: the huge amount of energy being consumed by massive, factory-sized data centres means that information and communications technology (ICT) already consumes about 8% of global electricity, and is doubling every decade. ICT now has the same global-warming contribution as the aviation industry.
Join us for an electrifying panel where three scientists from FLEET will describe new fields of physics and new materials in which electrical current can flow with much lower energy wastage. Read more
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Read more about what inspired Alex to develop Measure Ball and the challenges he had to overcome here.
Dr Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway received a citation for outstanding contributions to student learning in the recent Vice-Chancellor's Awards.
Dr Paul Lasky has been awarded the 2018 Pawsey Medal of the Australian Academy of Science.
Watch the YouTube videos of the talks by Dr Eric Thrane & Dr Paul Lasky - either the public talk or the more technical colloquium - about the recent discovery of gravitational waves (from what were likely merging neutron stars) and the advent of multi-messenger astronomy.
Dr Kendall Ackley was featured on Triple R's Einstein A Go-Go to discuss the significance of the recent detection of gravitational waves from a binary neutron star merger.
Dr Kaye Morgan has won the 2017 Royal Society of Victoria Phillip Law Award for Physical Sciences - She is an outstanding researcher in our School. Congratulations Kaye! One can see that previous award winners include another excellent researcher from the School, Dr Marcus Kitchen.
Watch Athira Menon's People's Award winning entry in the University 3MT competition - one of our PhD students, Athira Menon, has won the People's Award at the University's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, and was runner up overall. Many congratulations to Athira!
Dr Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway wins a Monash Teacher Accelerator award - an outstanding educator within our school, Dr Lazendic-Galloway recently received well-deserved recognition for her excellence in teaching.
Athira Menon wins 3MT - one of our PhD students, Athira Menon, has won the Science Faculty's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition and will represent the Science Faculty in the University-wide event.
GOTO telescope launched - a telescope has been launched for detecting the optical signals related to a source of gravitational waves. Known as the Gravitational-wave Optical Transient Observer (GOTO), academics from our School are involved in the project.
Gravitational waves detected! - learn about gravitational waves and the role of Monash academics in their detection.
Kip Thorne delivers public lecture at Monash - watch the public lecture that Kip Thorne's delivered at Monash.
World Record - read about the involvement of Monash in the World Record Stargazing event.