July 31, 2018 to August 6, 2018
Maynooth University
Europe/Dublin timezone

Using gravitational-wave data for neutron star binaries to constrain supra nuclear physics

Aug 1, 2018, 3:00 PM
Hall D (Arts Bldg.)

Hall D

Arts Bldg.

Invited talk F: Nuclear and Astroparticle Physics Nuclear and Astroparticle Physics


Prof. Nils Andersson (University of Southampton)


The spectacular first detection of gravitational waves from the inspiral and merger of a neutron star binary heralded a new era for relativistic astrophysics. This first event - GW170817 - provided interesting constraints on the neutron star radius (through the inferred tidal deformability) and the supranuclear equation of state. In this talk I will present an overview of these results. I will also look to the future and consider how we may do better, and perhaps (eventually) put constraints on the star's internal composition, as well.

Primary author

Prof. Nils Andersson (University of Southampton)

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