The Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN) is an international basic research center supported by the Danish National Research Foundation.
DAWN is located in Copenhagen at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, and at the National Space Institute at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Space).
The center is dedicated to uncovering how and when the first galaxies, stars and black holes formed, through observations with the prime telescopes of the next decade (ALMA, JWST, Euclid, E-ELT, HST) as well as through theory and simulations.
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Although the magnificent explosion of colliding neutron stars is visible across most of the Universe, the resulting fireball is much too small to study in detail. But now astronomers from the Cosmic Dawn Center has found a way to measure the shape of the explosion. The surprising result provides new insight into fundamental physics relating to the formation of heavy elements and the birth a black holes. The study has just been published in the scientific journal Nature.