Título: "Neutron stars as unique probes of fundamental physics"
Dr. Wynn Ho, de University of Southampton UK
Abstract: Neutron stars are born when massive stars die. Each neutron star has more mass than the Sun but is only 25 km in diameter. They can rotate 700 times per second, with timing precision rivaling atomic clocks. Studying neutron stars gives us insights into regimes not accessible in labs on Earth in areas of nuclear and particle physics, condensed matter and low temperature physics, quantum electrodynamics, and gravity. I will briefly describe the physics of neutron stars and recent work on measuring the mass of neutron stars by using a method based not on gravity but on superfluids and a star's timing properties.
Jueves 8 de marzo a las 15:30 hrs.
Sala de Conferencias, 3er Piso
Departamento de Física
Universidada de Santiago de Chile