626. Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Seminar - Neutron Stars: A Cosmic Laboratory for Matter under Extreme Conditions

from to (Europe/Berlin)
at Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstraße 5 53604 Bad Honnef Germany
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The 626. Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Seminar “Neutron Stars: A Cosmic Laboratory for Matter under Extreme Conditions” focuses on key questions in modern neutron star physics both from a theoretical as well as from an observational perspective. It provides a forum for scientific exchange between the two communities with focus on state-of-the-art results and future opportunities.

Topics to be discussed include:
  • NS masses and radii
  • Properties of the inner crust
  • Superfluidity, neutrino cooling and rotational dynamics
  • The role of hyperons and baryonic resonances in the high-density EOS
  • Properties of quark matter in the inner core
  • r-modes and viscosities
  • NS mergers and GWs
  • X-ray binaries
  • Quasi-periodic oscillations
  • Pulse profile modeling (from isolated and accreting NS)
  • NS seismology
The program consists of invited talks, oral presentations by young researchers and a poster session.

The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation generously provides funds for the accommodation of all participants and travel expenses for the invited speakers.

The application deadline is September 23, 2016
Go to day
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016
    • 09:00 - 12:45 Morning Session
      • 09:00 Welcome 15'
      • 09:15 Equation of state and neutron star properties constrained by chiral effective field theory and observations 45'
        Speaker: Achim Schwenk
      • 10:00 Neutron star properties from pulsar observations 45'
        Speaker: Michael Kramer
      • 10:45 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:15 Those infernal r-modes 45'
        Speaker: Nils Andersson
      • 12:00 Transport processes in neutron stars: from crust to the quark core 45'
        Speaker: Armen Sedrakian
    • 12:45 - 14:15 Lunch Break
    • 14:15 - 18:15 Afternoon Session
      • 14:15 Observational properties of thermally emitting isolated neutro stars: Pulse profiles, compactness, kinematic ages, temperatures, magnetic fields, viewing geometry, etc. 45'
        Speaker: Valeri Hambaryan
      • 15:00 Constrains on the equation of state of neutron star cores from hypernuclear binding energies 45'
        Speaker: Francesco Pederiva
      • 15:45 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:15 Spectral and temporal variation during extended tail emission phase of magnetar bursts 25'
        Speaker: Manoneeta Chakraborty
      • 16:40 Modelling pulsar glitches 25'
        Speaker: Brynmor Haskell
      • 17:05 Study of nuclear pasta with molecular dynamics simulations 25'
        Speaker: Rana Nandi
      • 17:30 Neutron star equation of state constraints with NICER 45'
        Speaker: Slavko Bogdanov
  • Thursday, October 27, 2016
    • 09:00 - 12:30 Morning Session
      • 09:00 Thermal and transport properties of neutron stars 45'
        Speaker: Sanjay Reddy
      • 09:45 Relativistic models for pulsar glitches with realistic equations of state 45'
        Speaker: Micaela Oertel
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Neutron star mass measurements in binary radio pulsars 45'
        Speaker: Paulo Freire
      • 11:45 Inhomogeneous chiral symmetry breaking in dense neutron-­star matter 45'
        Speaker: Michael Buballa
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
    • 14:00 - 18:20 Afternoon Session
      • 14:00 Equation of state for nucleonic and hyperonic neutron stars with mass and radius constraints 45'
        Speaker: Laura Tolos
      • 14:45 Measuring neutron star radii from X­ray burst spectra 45'
        Speaker: Juri Poutanen
      • 15:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:00 Magnetic field evolution of neutron stars with ambipolar diffusion 25'
        Speaker: Andrea Passamonti
      • 16:25 Coherent oscillations and the evolution of the apparent emission area in the decaying phase of X-ray bursts 25'
        Speaker: Mariano Mendez
      • 16:50 High-mass twin stars as evidence for quark matter in compact stars 45'
        Speaker: David Blaschke
      • 17:35 Improving constraints on the neutron star radius 45'
        Speaker: Craig Heinke
  • Friday, October 28, 2016
    • 09:00 - 12:45 Morning Session
      • 09:00 The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation 15'
        Speaker: Stefan Jorda
      • 09:15 Structure and Properties of Neutron­Star Crusts Within the Nuclear Energy Density Functional Theory 45'
        Speaker: Nicolas Chamel
      • 10:00 Neutron star atmosphere models as a tool for understanding neutron star physics 45'
        Speaker: Valery Suleimanov
      • 10:45 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:15 Rapid rotation, pulsed X­rays, and the neutron star equation of state 45'
        Speaker: Sharon Morsink
      • 12:00 A classification scheme to discriminate different forms of dense matter 45'
        Speaker: Kai Schwenzer
    • 12:45 - 14:15 Lunch Break
    • 14:15 - 17:15 Afternoon Session
      • 14:15 Flash Presentation of Posters 1h0'
        Zheng Cheng - The mass, radius, distance and cooling of the neutron star in EXO 0748-676 in quiescence with XMM-Newton
        Nino Chkheidze - On the high frequency Cherenkov-type radiation from pulsars
        Marcio de Avellar - Time variability of NS-LMXBs as oscillation modes of relativistic axisymmetric tori: Implications for constraining the parameters of neutron stars
        Christian Drischler - Applications of chiral nuclear forces up to N3LO to nuclear matter and neutron stars
        Matthias Kruckow - How to get close systems with two compact objects form massive binary evolution
        Oliver Lux - The movement of pulsars in the galaxy and determination of their kinematic ages
        Anna Pannicke - Search for runaway stars in crab nebula
        Evandro Ribeiro - Spectral and timing properties of the kHz QPOs in 4U 1636-53
      • 15:15 Coffee Break 30'
      • 15:45 Dynamics and gravitational­wave emission of neutron­star mergers 45'
        Speaker: Andreas Bauswein
      • 16:30 New advances and open problems in the magneto-thermal evolution of neutron stars 45'
        Speaker: Jose Pons
    • 17:15 - 18:45 Poster Session
  • Saturday, October 29, 2016
    • 09:00 - 12:30 Morning Session
      • 09:00 A search programme for glitches in radio pulsars at the UTMOST telescope 25'
        Speaker: Fabian Jankowski
      • 09:25 R-modes and neutron star recycling scenario 25'
        Speaker: Andrei Chugunov
      • 09:50 Spin and magnetic field evolution of rotationally powered pulsars 25'
        Speaker: Kazim Eksi
      • 10:15 Coffee Break 30'
      • 10:45 Fast Radio Bursts and their Possible Neutron Star Origin(s) 45'
        Speaker: Jason Hessels
      • 11:30 The Condensed Matter Physics of Neutron Star Crusts 45'
        Speaker: Chris Pethick
      • 12:15 Closing Address 15'
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
    • 14:00 - 14:00 Departure