Black holes

Black holes are among the most incredible and bizarre objects in the universe. A black hole is an object with a densely packed mass, at whose surface gravity is so strong that nothing can leave this object - not even light. Their nature is still only partially understood and poses great challenges to theoretical, fundamental physics and astrophysics.

Therefore, Origins scientists bundle their expertise in Connector 1 to find out, in particular, whether the quantum nature of black holes can be proven in astrophysics and particle physics. They also investigate whether primordial black holes could be candidates for dark matter. Primordial black holes may have formed shortly after the Big Bang. In addition, the researchers want to study the "spin" of supermassive black holes, since the spin distribution provides important information about their growth history.