Physics in the Images of Research Competition 2019

Posted by lnf2 at Dec 02, 2019 02:47 PM |
Congratulations to PhD student Soheb Mandhai, runner-up in the People's Choice award.
Physics in the Images of Research Competition 2019

A depiction of a binary neutron star system.

Congratulations to Soheb Mandhai for his success in the University Images of Research competition.

Soheb’s entry “The Cosmic Dance of Two Neutron Stars” is based on his PhD work in the School. He was placed second from a very strong field in the people’s choice award. You can see Soheb’s image and the accompanying description on the University web site at:

The image caption is:  "A depiction of a binary neutron star system. The inward spiral of these stellar remnants generates ripples in the fabric of space and time known as gravitational waves. Eventually, the two objects will coalesce to form a single, heavier object known as a stellar mass black hole. This interaction is highly energetic and may lead to the emission of energetic jets of light, known as gamma-ray bursts. The first observed neutron star binary merger to have a joint detection of a gravitational wave (GW170817) and a gamma-ray burst (GRB 170817A) was discovered during the summer of 2017."

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