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PRObes of Gravitational-wave progENITORs

Project description

From super-massive stars to gravitational waves

Gravitational waves are invisible changes in the curvature of spacetime, like ripples in a pond caused by some of the most violent and energetic events in our universe. They are created by the merger of two black holes, in turn created by the collapse of massive stars at the end of their lifetimes. With the support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the PROGENITOR project is profiling the most massive and exceedingly rare stars we know, Wolf-Rayet stars, which are at an advanced stage of evolution and losing mass at a very high rate. Studies will enable better understanding of massive star evolution and the distant origins of gravitational waves.


Net EU contribution
€ 175 572,48
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam

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West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00