A post explaining the research area of my new PhD – gravitational wave emission from binary sources, their detection and the key insights they provide into the nature of gravity.
A post explaining the fuzzball, believed by string theorists to be the true quantum description of a black hole. The theory seeks to resolve the famous information paradox and eliminate the existence of troublesome singularities at the centre of black holes.
A continuation in the series on Black Holes, examining the Black Hole Stability Conjecture. Asking whether, when black holes are disturbed they return to their stable state after spewing out gravitational waves.
Today we bring together black holes and exoplanets to fantasise over the ultimate solar system with a dark twist.
To mark their 40th anniversary, we tell the story of the Voyager missions. Twin spacecrafts launched in 1977 that have travelled further than any human object, out into the depths of interstellar space and are still reaching for the stars.
A post about the Event Horizon Telescope and its recent efforts to capture the first ever image of the Black Hole at the center of our galaxy.
The life of a star is brilliant, furious and explosive. Today we will recount the journeys of the different types of stars, from birth until death.
In 1915 Gravitational Waves were predicted by Einstein as a product of his theory of general relativity and in 2015, on the theory’s 100th anniversary, their existence was verified. Find out what all the fuss about and how the long awaited detection came about.
Today we follow on from the first in the series on Black Holes (#1 Falling In) and talk about how black holes aren’t thought to be that black after all with the idea of Hawking Radiation. The post will then cover how, as a result of this radiation black holes are thought to evaporate and as a result shrink!
Today we venture to the dark side in order to bust some myths on the two most mysterious and shady characters in our universe: dark matter and dark energy.