Looking for hypermassive neutron stars

Hypermassive neutron stars (HMNS) can be briefly formed after a binary neutron star merger and are likely to be highly deformed and strongly oscillating. These oscillations may be seen as modulation of the associated short gamma-ray burst and could provide observational evidence for the HMNS phase. I will discuss the prospects for their detection and the important physical information that can be gained by their observation.

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Seminar
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 14:00 to 15:30
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Time Room
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294