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Extreme Physics in Neutron Star Binaries

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19:30 – 21:00 11 Jan 2018
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EEG089, University of Worcester St Johns Campus, Worcester, WR2 6AJ

Speakers: Dr Natasha Jackson-Booth CPhys MInstP, QinetiQ

Neutron stars are city size stellar objects that are so dense gravity is approximately two billion times stronger than that on Earth. Some neutron stars exist in binary systems where their strong gravitational fields pull matter off the companion star. As the matter hits the surface of the neutron star they ‘glow’ in X-rays and are some of the brightest X-ray sources in the sky. This talk will describe how the extreme conditions associated with neutron star binary systems can be used to investigate physics that cannot be replicated in laboratories.

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Organised by: Hereford and Worcester Centre
Contact details: J E Beale 07801365204 john.beale@physics.org
Dr A C Smith 01684 569503 alancsmith@physics.org

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EEG089, University of Worcester St Johns Campus, Worcester, WR2 6AJ
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19:30 – 21:00 11 Jan 2018
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