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Network in Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) Seminar
NICER and its view of neutron stars
Date: Tuesday, July 11th
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 912 3071 4547
Speaker: Anna Watts , University of Amsterdam
Abstract: NICER, the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer, is an X-ray telescope on the International Space Station. Its primary mission is to measure neutron star masses and radii, quantities that enable us to investigate the nature of the ultradense nuclear matter in the star's cores. NICER exploits relativistic effects on X-rays emitted from the hot magnetic polar caps of millisecond pulsars, a technique that also lets us map the hot emitting regions on the stellar surface. I will present NICER's latest results and discuss the implications for our understanding of ultradense matter and neutron star astrophysics.

Topic: N3AS online seminar series - Summer 2023 #2
Time: July 11, 2023 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
NOTE: All participants and hosts are now required to sign into a Zoom account prior to joining meetings hosted by UC Berkeley.
Host: A. Baha Balantekin
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