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Add to Calendar 12/11/2019 4:00 pm 12/11/2019 America/Chicago Physics Colloquium: "Neutron Stars Come of Age" DESCRIPTION:

About 50 years after their discovery, neutron stars are poised to take center stage in this era of multi-messenger astrophysics. 

Current gravitational wave observatories are expected to detect more than a few mergers involving neutron stars each year. Next, generation observatories will discover hundreds of neutron star mergers every year. In my talk, I highlight advances in theory and some key observations that have already provided fundamental new insights about neutron star properties and their central role in nuclear astrophysics. I shall discuss how neutron stars, and extreme phenomena involving them, can serve as laboratories to study phases of dense matter, create conditions for heavy-element nucleosynthesis, and provide new strategies to hunt for dark matter in the coming decades.

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Physics Colloquium: "Neutron Stars Come of Age"

Speaker Sanjay K. Reddy, University of Washington
Date: 12/11/2019
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: 141 Loomis
Event Contact: Suzanne Hallihan
217-333-3760
shalliha@illinois.edu
Sponsor: University of Illinois Department of Physics
Event Type: Other
 

About 50 years after their discovery, neutron stars are poised to take center stage in this era of multi-messenger astrophysics. 

Current gravitational wave observatories are expected to detect more than a few mergers involving neutron stars each year. Next, generation observatories will discover hundreds of neutron star mergers every year. In my talk, I highlight advances in theory and some key observations that have already provided fundamental new insights about neutron star properties and their central role in nuclear astrophysics. I shall discuss how neutron stars, and extreme phenomena involving them, can serve as laboratories to study phases of dense matter, create conditions for heavy-element nucleosynthesis, and provide new strategies to hunt for dark matter in the coming decades.

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