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Branch Lecture: Zombie degenerate stars - what can we learn from the stellar graveyard?

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19:00 – 20:00 12 Feb 2019
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Lecture Theatre G, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom, GU2 7XH

The February IoP South Central Branch talk brings Dr Arnau Rios Huguet, Senior Lecturer in Theoretical Nuclear Physics at the University of Surrey to talk about how he uses stellar graveyards to study nuclear physics...

White dwarfs and neutron stars are fascinating astrophysical objects, leftovers of explosions that occur at the end of a star's life. Compared to other stellar objects, they are extremely dim - hence the term "zombie stars". These may be dead stars, but their corpses do tell us a great deal about nuclear and atomic physics, as well as general relativity and cosmology. In this talk, we will discuss their discovery, their astrophysical properties and Nobel-prize-winning ideas that help us dissect these outstanding interstellar cadavers.

This event is free to attend and registration is not required - just come along.

Organised by: IOP South Central Branch

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Lecture Theatre G, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom, GU2 7XH
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19:00 – 20:00 12 Feb 2019

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