Seminars in the Section of AAM

Using neutron stars to explore fundamental physics

17 May 202412:00"V. Ksanthopoulos" auditirium, Observatory
Prof. Luciano Rezzolla
Chair of Theoretical Astrophysics
Goethe University, Frankfurt

The Department of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics invites you to a Seminar to be held on Friday, 17/05/2024, at 12:00, in the "V. Ksanthopoulos" auditorium located at the OBSERVATORY, titled:

Using neutron stars to explore fundamental physics

Speaker: Prof. Luciano Rezzolla, Chair of Theoretical Astrophysics, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

The seminar will be streamed live through the Zoom platform, via this link.

Neutron stars, whether isolated or in binary systems, are fantastic tools to explore fundamental aspects of gravitational and particle physics. After reviewing the mathematical and numerical tools that are needed to model neutron stars in their nonlinear dynamics, I will provide a few examples how neutron stars can be used to explore fundamental physics, ranging from their spectral properties, the possibility of phase transition to quark matter, the amplification of super-strong magnetic fields, and up to the properties of the sound speed for matter at nuclear densities.