Seminar Details

Understanding Neutron Stars from the Outside In

Andrew Cumming, McGill University
Thursday, February 28, 4:10 PM - Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
Biomedical & Physical Sciences Bldg., Rm. 1415

Neutron stars are unique laboratories for understanding the physics of dense matter, including the properties of nuclei far from stability, super fluidity, and thermal and compositional properties. These properties in turn play an important role in the astrophysics of neutron stars, for example their spin and magnetic field evolution. In this talk I will discuss how the large number of different observations of neutron stars that are now available provide new insights into neutron star interior physics. I will focus on what can be learned from the transient behavior of accreting neutron stars and magnetars.