Co-author of the study Steven Tingay from Curtin University and ICRAR
says that "if we can figure out what's going in Centaurus A, we can apply this knowledge to our theories and simulations for how galaxies evolve throughout the entire universe."
Working visits/sabbaticals: In November Prof Kraan-Korteweg spent a 2-week working visit at ICRAR
, Perth (Aus), partly supported by ICRAR
, to work on data analysis of HI surveys in the Zone of Avoidance.
We used this technique to tie down the mass of Andromeda," Prajwal Kafle, an astrophysicist from The University of Western Australia node of ICRAR
and lead author of a paper that describes the new estimate, explained in (https://www.icrar.org/cosmic-collision/) a statement Wednesday.
Research Associate Professor Danail Obreschkow, from The University of Western Australia, said that with this paper they've made a step towards understanding how this came about by showing that the rotation of spiral galaxies is a key driver for their shape.
Vlad Tudor, also from the Curtin University node of ICRAR
, said in the statement: "Much like a spinning top as you pull the string from around its middle to make it go - but this theory doesn't explain everything we're seeing here, so our best current explanation is that we're dealing with a white dwarf in extremely close proximity to a black hole."
Giovanna Zanardo of ICRAR
, a joint venture of Curtin University and The University of Western Australia in Perth.
An international team of researchers based at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR
) in Australia believe they have finally found the answer.
"This is the first time we've been able to use information about gravitational waves to study another aspect of the Universe -- the growth of massive black holes," co-author Dr Ramesh Bhat from the Curtin University node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR
is a joint venture between Curtin University and The University of Western Australia providing research excellence in the field of radio astronomy.
James Miller-Jones, co-author from the Curtin University node of the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR
), said the discovery of two black holes in the same cluster was a complete surprise.
Aaron Robotham, jointly from the University of Western Australia node of the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR
) and the University of St.
Roberto Soria, senior research fellow at the Curtin University, a member of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR
) and the lead to the team investigating MQ1, according to (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-01/black-holes/5292826?section=wa) ABC news