Neutron Stars: a multi-messenger Laboratory for Dense Matter Physics

Neutron Stars: a multi-messenger Laboratory for Dense Matter Physics
January, 16 2019, at 4:30 pm - Seminar - Fiorella Burgio (INFN - Catania)
Aula Magna, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Abstract 

Understanding the interior composition of neutron stars (NS) is an important goal of astrophysics and fundamental physics. The detection by the LIGO/Virgo observatories of gravitational waves (GW) from a coalescing NS binary system, offers a novel opportunity to directly probe the properties of matter at extreme conditions. The theoretical modelling of the equation of state will be discussed on the basis of many-body theory, laboratory experiments and GW observations.