Monash Centre for Astrophysics


  • George Angelou has been awarded a Highly Commended for the 2015 Charlene Heisler PhD thesis prize. The judges wanted to recognise George for his excellent research and for producing a comprehensive piece of work that is already having an impact in the field of evolved stars.
  • We are pleased to report that the ASA Council has appointed Daniel Price, Senior Lecturer and ARC Future Fellow at MoCA to the role of PASA Editor-in-Chief.
  • In their new paper in the journal Science a team led by MoCA's Dr Maria Lugaro have dated the last events that contaminated the solar system material before the formation of the sun. Read the Monash news article or download the paper here.
  • Congratulations to Dr Simon Campbell for winning the Astronomical Society of Australia Louise Webster Prize for early career research for his Nature paper Sodium content as a predictor of the advanced evolution of globular cluster stars.


Public Talk

Dr Daniel Price (Monash University)
"Is there life out there?"

6:30pm, Thursday 8 October 2015
Lecture Theatre S3, Monash Clayton Campus

Next colloquium

James Wurster (Monash University)
"Forming discs with non-ideal magnetohydrodynamics"

12pm, Tuesday 16 February
Science Portables