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Lessons from New Observations of Neutron Stars

September 6, 2013 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Presenter 
Madappa Prakash, Ohio University
Location 
Building 203
Type 
Colloquium
Series 
Physics Division Colloquium
Abstract:
Several new observations of neutron stars are beginning to shed light on the composition and structure of the densest form of observable cold matter in our Universe. Examples include the recent reports of two-solar-mass neutron stars (PSR J1614-2230 and PSR J0348+0432), the rapid cooling of the neutron star in Cassiopeia A, and a candidate for coalescence of compact object binaries. In this talk, implications of these observations for the theoretical models of extreme states of matter will be highlighted.