Neutron stars are unique cosmic laboratories for probing the properties of matter under extreme conditions. Intensive observational campaigns from ground- and space-based instruments over the past years have led to the discovery of remarkable phenomena. In particular, pulsar glitches, quasi-periodic oscillations in soft gamma-ray repeaters and the absence of long-period X-ray pulsars have provided important information on the dynamics of neutron stars. However, a detailed understanding of these phenomena is still lacking. The rapid accumulation of observations and the development of new telescopes urge the need for more realistic dynamical models of neutron stars. The aim of the workshop is to bring together observers, theoretical astrophysicists and nuclear physicists to discuss key issues, evaluate future needs and guide the future astronomical observations of these fascinating objects.


Program & talks now available.


Organizers
Nicolas Chamel (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Jeremy W. Holt (University of Washington, Seattle)
Gang Shen (TU Darmstadt)
Arnau Rios (University of Surrey)


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