Sep 5 – 9, 2016
Department of Physics (University of Coimbra)
Europe/Lisbon timezone

Introduction to NS Oscillations & Instabilities

Sep 9, 2016, 9:00 AM
1h 30m
AD1 (Department of Physics (University of Coimbra))


Department of Physics (University of Coimbra)


Dr K. Glampedakis (University of Tuebingen)


This lecture provides a detailed discussion of gravitational wave-driven instabilities in neutron stars and highlights their implications for the photon and gravitational wave astronomy of these objects. The emphasis is given on the analysis of the (most promising) r-mode and f-mode instabilities: we discuss the, occasionaly exotic, physics that determines their instability “windows”, the role they may play in the astrophysics of systems like accreting and newly formed neutron stars (or strange stars), and the prospects for detection by present and future gravitational wave observatories. The lecture concludes with a list of key theory assignments/open issues in this research topic.

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