Discover the latest astronomy news about Swinburne’s research and expertise.
Something new under a (dead) sun
Fri 01 Apr 2016
Dr Alan Duffy looks at the discovery of a white dwarf star made almost entirely of oxygen.
Brian Greene yes but string theory no
Tue 15 Mar 2016
Dr Alan Duffy explains why he admires physicist Dr Brian Greene, but not his major research topic.
Dr Alan Duffy to host evening with Brian Greene
Tue 08 Mar 2016
Swinburne’s Dr Alan Duffy will join prominent physicist Dr Brian Greene at his Melbourne show.
Students want course flexibility and career development
Fri 04 Mar 2016
New survey results show how critical it is for Australian universities to focus on graduate employability.
Locating mysterious bursts places Universe on the scales
Thu 25 Feb 2016
The discovery of a fast radio burst has enabled scientists to conduct a unique census of the Universe’s electron count.
Jupiter to outshine all other objects in the night sky
Mon 22 Feb 2016
On 8 March Jupiter will be at its closest point to Earth, and fully illuminated by the Sun – making this the best time to view the ‘gas giant’.
Gravitational waves discovered
Fri 12 Feb 2016
Leading international astronomers and astrophysicists react to the discovery of gravitational waves.
Gravitational waves, science and the media
Professor Matthew Bailes comments on the first direct detection of gravitational waves.
Understanding how our Solar System was formed
Fri 05 Feb 2016
New research has discovered the chemical composition of dust grains in our Solar System.
Sexual harassment of women in science
Fri 29 Jan 2016
Swinburne's Zuleyka Zevallos discusses the need to improve the culture of science.