Physics and Astronomy News

Dr Agustin Schiffrin and his team at the Monash School of Physics and Astronomy.

Putting artificial intelligence to work in the lab

An Australian-German collaboration has demonstrated fully-autonomous Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) operation, applying artificial intelligence and deep learning to remove the need for constant human supervision.

Physics and Astronomy 19 March, 2020
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New study reveals possible formation of massive neutron stars from stellar collision

17th August 2017: a date marked down in the history books—the day the LIGO/Virgo collaboration made the first detection of gravitational waves from the death spiral of two neutron stars. Just 1.7 seconds later, astronomers observed a short

Physics and Astronomy 3 March, 2020
Stellar black holes

Stellar black holes much bigger than previously thought, study finds

An international study involving Monash astronomers has discovered for the first time that some black holes may be born more than twice the size than previously thought.

Physics and Astronomy 28 November, 2019
Dhaneesh Kumar

Controlling the charge state of organic molecule quantum dots in a 2d nanoarray

A Monash University study has fabricated a self-assembled, carbon-based nanofilm where the charge state (ie, electronically neutral or positive) can be controlled at the level of individual molecules, on a length scale of around one nanometre.

Physics and Astronomy 20 November, 2019

Monash science researchers awarded just over $2 million in funding as part of ARC DECRA scheme

Monash science researchers have received just over $2 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding for five projects under the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme.

Science 18 November, 2019
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Monash Biologists and Physicists awarded ARC Future Fellowships

Two biologists and two physicists have collectively been awarded four Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships worth approximately $4 million.

Science 17 October, 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
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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