What’s Happening in Physics

Recently the School’s research laboratories moved to the $175M New Horizons Centre, which provides world class facilities for research staff and students. More information about the New Horizons Centre.

New Horizons Centre building

What’s Happening in Physics

We’ve developed a new way of teaching physics and astronomy called the Physics and Astronomy Collaborative-learning Environment (PACE).

PACE will teach students creative problem-solving, effective communication, teamwork and adaptability – invaluable attributes desired by today’s employers across a range of industries.

The PACE teaching model moves away from academic lecturing to hundreds of students. It is instead founded on problem-based, active learning through hands-on activities reinforced by a collaborative, physical learning environment that is purpose-built to foster teamwork. More information about PACE.

PACE teaching lab drawing

About us

The School of Physics aspires to excellence and leadership within three broad research themes: the new quantum revolution; the quest for new physics and symmetries, and new ways of seeing and understanding the physical world. The School is a node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terrascale and co-hosts the Monash Centre for Astrophysics.

For students

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Scholarships for PhDs now available. Apply by 31st May 2014.

PhD projects are listed here




Our stories

An Atlas of Galaxies

An Atlas of Galaxies

An international team led by Monash University’s Dr Michael Brown has produced a new galaxy atlas combining images and spectra from satellites and ground-based telescopes. The atlas allows astronomers to measure the distances, luminosities and colours of galaxies with new precision. Read about the atlas and the colours of the Milky Way in the Sunday Age.

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MIMR project team

Breathing new life into preterm baby research

Monash University researchers have received a prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) project grant to find ways to improve outcomes for very preterm infants who struggle to take their first breaths.

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Stars

Explainer: light-years and units for the stars

Read Dr Michael Brown’s explainer in The Conversation.

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Atomic imaging

Atomic imaging

Physicists from Monash University have collaborated on a new method for imaging the electric fields of atoms, which could lead to advances in data storage, solar cells and batteries.