September 30, 2015 to October 3, 2015
Yerevan, Armenia
Etc/GMT+4 timezone

From macro to micro: universal properties of neutron stars

Oct 1, 2015, 11:30 AM
Main Hall, Guesthouse

Main Hall, Guesthouse


Andrea Maselli (Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen)


Universal I-Love-Q relations connect the moment of inertia, the tidal Love numbers and the quadrupole moment of a neutron star. Such identities are nearly independent from the star internal composition, and therefore they represent a valuable tool to test its features irrespective of the equation of state. In this talk will review the recent progress on the field. I will explore the domain of validity of I-Love-Q relations, and the attempts to provide a comprehensive description of their physical origin. Finally, I will show the prospect to use them with future gravitational and electromagnetic observations, to constraint the neutron star internal composition, and to derive information on its physical environment.

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Andrea Maselli (Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen)

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