Apr 25 – 29, 2016
Istanbul
Europe/Istanbul timezone

Measurements of Masses and Radii Of Neutron Stars

Apr 25, 2016, 12:10 PM
50m
Bogazici University-Rectorate Building (Istanbul)

Bogazici University-Rectorate Building

Istanbul

Boğaziçi University 34342 Bebek/Istanbul Turkey

Speaker

Dr Tolga Güver (Istanbul University)

Description

In this talk I will present the current state of mass and radius measurements of neutron stars in low mass X-ray binaries obtained during thermonuclear ​X-ray ​bursts or in quiescence.​ ​Taking into account a number of systematic uncertainties that may be present in the measurements as well as ​the ​results of recent theoretical calculations​ we obtain strong and quantitative constraints on t​​he properties of the equation of state between​ ​above the nuclear saturation density. ​Our measurements strongly favor radii in the 9.9-11.2 km range for a ~1.5 M_{​sun​} neutron star​.

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