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Binary massive black hole astrophysics

Project description

The quest to observe binary black holes

Massive binary black holes are the most extreme, fascinating yet elusive astrophysical objects in the universe. Their observation will mark a milestone in contemporary astronomy, providing a key piece of the theoretical puzzle of galaxy formation. Besides emitting very bright X-rays, black hole mergers are the strongest known sources of gravitational waves in the universe. The EU-funded B Massive project will leverage a unique approach that combines theoretical astrophysics, radio and gravitational-wave astronomy and time-domain surveys with state-of-the-art data analysis techniques. The project's objectives are to observe massive binary black holes, understand and constrain their dynamics and provide fertile ground for the direct detection of gravitational waves using pulsar timing arrays.

Host institution

UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 532 750,00
Address
Piazza Dell'ateneo Nuovo 1
20126 Milano
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 1 532 750,00
Address
Piazza Dell'ateneo Nuovo 1
20126 Milano

See on map

Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00