Sep 26 – 28, 2018
Department of Physics (University of Coimbra)
Europe/Lisbon timezone

Non-dissipative fluid couplings in rotating superfluid neutron stars and application to pulsar glitches

Sep 27, 2018, 10:10 AM
Room E10A

Room E10A


Dr Aurélien SOURIE (IAA - Université Libre de Bruxelles)


We have computed stationary and axisymmetric configurations of uniformly rotating superfluid neutron stars in a fully general relativistic framework with realistic equations of state. At low rotation rates, the neutron superfluid and the rest of the star are not only coupled by entrainment, but general relativity leads to an additional coupling through frame-dragging effects, which is likely to affect the dynamics of superfluid neutron stars. Using a quasi-stationary approach, we then discuss the role of general relativity on the global dynamics of giant pulsar glitches.

Primary authors

Dr Aurélien SOURIE (IAA - Université Libre de Bruxelles) Dr Nicolas Chamel (Université Libre de Bruxelles) Jerome Novak (CNRS - Observatoire de Paris) Dr Micaela Oertel (LUTH - Observatoire de Paris)

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