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X-ray: NASA/CXC/Penn State Univ./L. Townsley et al.; IR: NASA/ESA/CSA/STScI/JWST ERO Production Team
The Enduring Stellar Lifecycle in 30 Doradus.

Black Holes in a Quantum World

It took more than 50 years from Einstein's publication of his General Theory of Relativity, which enabled a theoretical understanding of black holes, to the first observation. In recent years, the perception of the existence of black holes has completely changed, and now they are found in all galaxies, and in reality they are not black at all. The Danish PhD student Albert Sneppen can tell you a lot of surprising news about black holes. Despite his young age, he started researching black holes right from the start of his studies in 2017 and, since then, things have been going strong. His latest publication in the journal Nature on the collision of two neutron stars has made headlines around the world.

Science Journalist Jens Degett interviews (in Danish) Albert Sneppen from the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, about understanding the behaviour of black holes from a quantum mechanical as well as a relativity theory point of view.

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The podcast is part of our project Danish Space Research supported by Otto Mønsteds Foundation and Thomas B. Thriges Foundation.