8 search results for “stars” in the Public website
Hunting for the fastest stars in the Milky Way
The high velocity tail of the total velocity distribution of stars provides essential insight into fundamental properties of the Galaxy.
Multiple star formation: chemistry, physics and coevality
Multiple stars, that is two or more stars composing a gravitationally bound system, are common in the universe.
The assembly history of the milky way nuclear star cluster
Promotor: P. T. de Zeeuw, Co-promotor: N. Neumayer; G. van de Ven
Gaia spots stars flying between galaxies
A team of Leiden astronomers used the latest set of data from ESA’s Gaia mission to look for high-velocity stars being kicked out of the Milky Way, but were surprised to find stars instead sprinting inwards – perhaps from another galaxy.
Mysterious ripples racing through planet-forming disk
An international team of astronomers, including Leiden’s Christian Ginski, has discovered previously unobserved structures in a debris disk around a nearby star. Article published in Nature on 8 October.
Rubicon grants for three researchers from Leiden
Of the 17 Rubicon grants that NWO recently awarded, three have gone to researchers at Leiden University. They can spend a longer period of time doing research at an institute abroad.
Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
Galaxy in the early Universe contains carbon after all
In 2015, Jorryt Matthee thought he discovered an extremely distant galaxy called CR7, which lacked elements heavier than helium. Three years later, he shows with measurements using the ALMA telescope that the galaxy does have carbon after all, and even in normal concentrations. The American Astronomical…