PhD in gravitational wave astrophysics. Application for EUR Spectrum grant.
Title : Binary black hole coalescences with gravitational waves: Where do they come from?
Proposant : Astrid Lamberts
Gravitational waves are opening a new window on our Universe. The first detections from LIGO and Virgo resulted from unexpectedly massive black holes (>20 Solar masses).
These discoveries raise the questions of how, when and where this binary black holes originally formed. Current models favour the formation through the interactions of massive binary stars formed in low-metallicity environments, but many questions remain about the exact evolution of interacting massive binary stars.
candidates are invited to contact us as soon as possible in order to finalise the application for an EUR SPECTRUM grant.
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