On the gravitational signal from tidally deformed neutron stars in coalescing binaries

Mar 28, 2014, 3:20 PM
20m

Speaker

Prof. Leonardo Gualtieri (Rome University "La Sapienza", Italy)

Description

The gravitational signal emitted in the late inspiral of a binary system, composed by a neutron star and another compact object, encodes the deformability properties of the neutron star, which depend on the behaviour of matter in the stellar interior. We discuss how the detection of this signal from ground based interferometers of second and third generation, can be used to extract information on the neutron star equation of state.

Primary author

Prof. Leonardo Gualtieri (Rome University "La Sapienza", Italy)

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