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Workshop

The Structure and Signals of Neutron Stars, from Birth to Death

Mar, 10 2014 - Apr, 17 2014




Organizers
Fiorella Burgio (INFN sez. Catania) Alessandro Drago (University of Ferrara)
Ian Jones (Southampton University) Brian Metzger (Columbia University)
Pierre Pizzochero (University of Milano) Anna Watts (API Amsterdam)

Local organizer
Daniele Dominici

Contact
drago@fe.infn.it

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Abstract
Neutron stars (NSs) represent an active area of research, from their birth following the collapse of massive stars in supernova explosions; to their lives as hot thermal sources, radio pulsars and/or magnetars; to their catastrophic demise (when they reside in compact binaries) following gravitational wave-driven coalescence. Progress in understanding the structure and signals of neutron stars demands expertise across a wide range of disciplines, from theoretical and observational astrophysics; to nuclear and particle physics; to computational relativity and gravitational wave (GW) physics. Several recent developments suggest that time is ripe for a workshop which focuses on all facets of NS science. These include the recent discovery of a 2 solar mass neutron star; evidence for cooling of the NS in Cas A, suggesting a possible transition to neutron superfluidity; advanced generation GW detectors LIGO and Virgo coming online in 2015; new observations challenging traditional models for gamma-ray bursts; new lab experiments which aim to probe the conditions of matter at ultrahigh densities and temperatures (e.g. NICA - Dubna coming online in 2015); and new or planned electromagnetic observatories at radio (LOFAR/ASKAP/MeerKAT/SKA), optical (e.g. LSST), X-ray (NICER/LOFT/AXTAR/Athena+), and gamma-ray (e.g. CTA) wavelengths. This workshop will bring together theoretical and observational astrophysicists from across the electromagnetic and GW spectrum, as well as nuclear physicists interested in the behavior of matter under extreme conditions. The goal is to explore what has been learned from current observations; review what is expected from new facilities; and assess what exploratory work is required to lay the groundwork for these new capabilities. Throughout the workshop, senior researchers will deliver pedagogical lectures to PhD students, young postdoctoral researchers, and to other senior researchers wishing to expand their own knowledge. Lectures will cover topics in computational relativistic astrophysics, gamma-ray bursts, r-process nucleosynthesis, nucleonic and hadronic EoSs, constraints from EM observations, and GW physics. A general conference will also be organized during the workshop.


Topics
Topics - Equation of state of dense matter, including hyperon, kaon and quark degrees of freedom
- Neutrino emission and cooling of compact stars
- Superconductivity-superfluidity
- Constraints from EM observations
- Transients
- Gravitational wave emission
- Models for Supernovae and for Gamma Ray Bursts
- Magnetars





Talks
Mar, 10 2014 - 16:30 Berenzhiani Baryon number violation in Neutron Stars Seminar
Mar, 11 2014 - 10:00 Vidana Hyperons Seminar
Mar, 11 2014 - 14:30 Massimo Mannarelli QCD Condensates Seminar Slides
Mar, 12 2014 - 10:00 Maria Paola Lombardo Lattice QCD Seminar
Mar, 12 2014 - 14:30 Priscicchia Kaon Bound states Seminar Slides
Mar, 12 2014 - 16:00 Guillot, Sebastien Radii of Neutron Stars Seminar Slides
Mar, 13 2014 - 11:00 Vidana, Isaac Hyperons Seminar Slides
Mar, 13 2014 - 15:00 Massimo Mannarelli QCD Condensates Seminar
Mar, 14 2014 - 10:00 Maria Paola Lombardo Lattice QCD Seminar Slides
Apr, 01 2014 - 10:00 Andersson r-modes and entrainment I Seminar Slides
Apr, 01 2014 - 14:00 Hinderer Gravitational waves from binary systems I Seminar
Apr, 02 2014 - 10:00 Andersson r-modes and entrainment II Seminar Slides
Apr, 03 2014 - 10:00 questions and discussion
Apr, 03 2014 - 14:00 Popov Neutron star periods I Seminar Slides
Apr, 04 2014 - 10:00 questions and discussion
Mar, 17 2014 - 16:00 Metzger, Brian GRBs Seminar Slides
Mar, 18 2014 - 10:00 Baldo, Marcello Superfluididty & supercondictivitySuperfluididty & supercondictivity Seminar
Mar, 18 2014 - 14:30 Yakovlev, Dmitry Neutrinos and cooling Seminar
Mar, 19 2014 - 10:00 Metzger, Brian GRBs Seminar Slides
Mar, 19 2014 - 14:30 Baldo, Marcello Superfluidity and Superconductivity in nucleonic Neutron Stars matter Seminar Slides
Mar, 19 2014 - 17:00 Miller, Cole How Well Can We Measure Neutron Star Radii? Seminar Slides
Mar, 20 2014 - 10:00 Dexter, Jason Models for super-‐luminous supernovae Seminar Slides
Mar, 20 2014 - 15:30 Yakovlev, Dmitry Theory of cooling neutron stars Slides
Mar, 20 2014 - 11:30 Metzger, Brian GRBs Seminar Slides
Apr, 04 2014 - 14:00 Popov Neutron star periods Seminar Slides