The Ministry of Education and Science and the National Centre for Nuclear Research in Świerk, in north-western Poland, signed a contract for the design of a High-Temperature Nuclear Reactor (HTGR) on Wednesday.
In this episode of The Debrief, we speak to two astronomers helping to create the most detailed map ever of the universe.
By observing the universe at low radio frequencies, astronomers can now specify with greater accuracy the number of new stars being formed in the early universe, establish a correlation between the brightness of galaxies on the low radio images and the rate of star formation as well as analyse emissions from around massive black holes or the collision of galaxies.
The two so-called GW190521 black holes, one 66 times the mass of the Sun, the other 85 times the mass, merged to form the new massive black hole, the first time such large black holes have been observed either by gravity or by electromagnetic observations.
Prof. Tatsuya Okubo, dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo, and Prof. Krzysztof Kurek, director of the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) signed an academic exchange agreement between the two institutions, in Warsaw, on Monday.