Constraining neutron star interior properties with transient events from accreting neutron stars and magnetars

The last few years have seen new opportunities for
constraining the physics of neutron star interiors. I will first discuss the
current state of neutron star radius measurements and then go on to discuss
thermal tomography as a probe of the nuclear, magnetic, and transport
properties of neutron star crusts. In each case, I will emphasize the
astrophysics that must be understood to make reliable inferences about the
properties of dense matter from observations of neutron stars.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 13:00 to 14:30
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Bob Room