Stellar magnetism: When stars collide

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Read the research paper in Nature: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1621-5

It has been suggested that the collision of stars could create extremely strong magnetic fields, but we didn't have numerical methods that would allow us to run simulations. A team of scientists from Oxford and Heidelberg University in Germany have now done it, and the results were published in Nature.

Read the news story: https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2019-10-09-irresistible-pull-%E2%80%93-when-massive-stars-collide

This research was conducted by Fabian Schneider from Heidelberg University in Germany; Sebastian Ohlmann from the Max Planck Society in Garching, Germany; Philipp Podsiadlowski from the University of Oxford; Friedrich Röpke from the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies; Steven Balbus from the University of Oxford; and Rüdiger Pakmor and Volker Springel from the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching.

Simulation images credit: Ohlmann/Schneider/Röpke
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