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ELEMENTS’ Virtual Christmas Stroll Attracts Wide Interest

On 30 December 2021, ELEMENTS invited everyone to explore the Universe with Professor Robert Roth from the TURM Observatory at TU Darmstadt. Among several inspiring cosmic objects, the audience was able to see the light from the neutron star in the center of the Crab Nebula at a distance of 6,800 light years. Furthermore, they observed a globular cluster at the edge of the Milky Way and saw the light of a quasar at a distance of more than 12 billion light years. Over 500 people joined the event and the recording of the streaming has been viewed about 2,500 times ( Given the great interest in the event, the virtual tour of the Universe will be repeated soon in German and English to give the wider audience the opportunity to learn more about the research conducted in ELEMENTS.

Professor Robert Roth navigating through the planetary Helix Nebula in the constellation Aquarius

Prof. Dr. Luciano Rezzolla
Institute for Theoretical Physics
Goethe University Frankfurt
Tel: +49 (69) 798-47871

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Norbert Pietralla
Institut for Nuclear Physics
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Tel: + 49 (6151) 16 23540

Goethe University Frankfurt

Technische Universität Darmstadt
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt