Cluster News

07/10/2024 Just like in the past, the PhD students of the ORIGINS excellence cluster gathered for the much-anticipated PhD Days. This year, the three-day workshop was held in the charming “Seminarhaus Grainau,” providing a cozy backdrop for the 32 young scientists to engage in lively discussions about their research in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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05/16/2024 Combining observations of a newly discovered binary star system with sophisticated models of stellar collapse provides important insights into the formation of stellar-mass black holes. An international team, including researchers from the ORIGINS cluster, concludes that stellar black holes can form even without a bright supernova explosion. The energy of the collapse is mainly emitted by light neutrinos with only a small asymmetry, resulting in a small recoil for the newly born black hole.

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