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Tackling the complexity of Tidal Disruption Events

Project description

Research could shed more light on what happens when a black hole devours a star

When a star gets too close to a supermassive black hole, it experiences an extreme gravitational pull that shreds it into thin streams of material. A portion of the star's mass can be captured into an accretion disk around the black hole, resulting in a temporary bright flash of visible or infrared light. These events are known as tidal disruptions and contain rich information regarding the mechanisms and conditions at play around black holes in otherwise quiescent galaxies. The EU-funded TackTDEs project will investigate how the geometry of the thin gas stream evolves under the influence of the stellar magnetic field and rotation. Furthermore, it will examine how the black hole spin affects the disc formation process.

Coordinator

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 207 312,00
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Denmark

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00