Professor James Lattimer
Department of Physics and Astronomy
7:30 pm Room 001 ESS Building
Friday, September 3, 2010

Measuring Neutron Stars: The Tale of the Tape.

Many new observations of neutron stars, including binary pulsars, hot neutron stars, and explosions on neutron star surfaces, are providing a wealth of information about them. In particular, we are learning about the range of masses and radii they have. It is possible to combine the information from different stars to decipher the underlying equation of state of dense matter. What we have learned is compared to studies of nuclei and studies of pure neutron matter from the laboratory. Come to the talk to find out what we are learning.

Prof. Lattimer has studied dense nuclear matter, neutron stars and supernovae at Stony Brook for over 30 years. He lives in East Setauket.