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Launching, propagation and emission of relativistic jets from binary mergers and across mass scales

Project description

On the trail of the fastest particles in the Universe

Relativistic jets are powerful jets of radiation and particles travelling at close to the speed of light. They are often associated with highly dense matter, including supermassive black holes and neutron stars. These powerful jets could be the sources of cosmic rays, the fastest travelling particles in the Universe, and it is not clear what produces them. The EU-funded JETSET project plans to investigate the origin and propagation of relativistic jets associated with mergers of two super-dense neutron stars and determine if the same mechanisms apply to the largest supermassive black holes.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-ADG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-ADG - Advanced Grant

Host institution

JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Address
Theodor W Adorno Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt Am Main
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 875 000

Beneficiaries (1)

JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 875 000
Address
Theodor W Adorno Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments