LOFT and the hunt for the Neutron Stars EOS

May 9, 2013, 9:30 AM
45m
Allegro Varadero Hotel

Allegro Varadero Hotel

Talk SMFNS2013

Speaker

GianLuca Israel (INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Monte Porzio Catone, Italy)

Description

The Large Observatory For x-ray Timing (LOFT) is a proposed space mission intended to answer fundamental questions about, among others, the state of matter in neutron stars. LOFT was recently selected by ESA (M3) as one of the four space missions concepts of the Cosmic Vision programme that will compete for a launch opportunity at the start of the 2020s. In this talk an overview of the dense matter Working Group activities will be presented, with particular emphasis on the ways the neutron star equation of states can be studied thanks to the unprecedented capabilities of the LOFT instruments.

Primary author

GianLuca Israel (INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Monte Porzio Catone, Italy)

Presentation materials