Nov 15 – 19, 2021
Europe/Zurich timezone

Introduction to neutron stars

Nov 15, 2021, 11:15 AM
Sala de Xuntas bloque IV / Zoom (IGFAE)

Sala de Xuntas bloque IV / Zoom



Rene Breton (The University of Manchester)


n this lecture, I will cover the basics of neutron stars and pulsar as astrophysical objects and physics laboratories. Content of the lecture will brush off the following elements 1) a brief history of neutron stars and pulsars, 2) simple neutron star model (i.e. basic equation of state and structure), 3) simple pulsar model and observations (lighthouse model, P-Pdot/B-field/Edot, radio timing/searching), 4) physics laboratories (distance mapping, gravity/relativity tests, binary evolution).

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