7-11 July 2014
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Compact stars for NITheP internship programme

Presented by Prof. Azwinndini MURONGA on 11 Jul 2014 from 11:10 to 11:30
Type: Oral Presentation
Session: Theoretical
Track: Track G - Theoretical and Computational Physics

Abstract

We report on an undergraduate and Honours student project conducted in the November/December 2013 NITheP internship programme. The aim of the project is to establish equations of state for white dwarfs and neutron stars for computing mass-radius relations as well as corresponding maximum masses. First, white dwarfs are described by a Fermi gas model of degenerate electrons and neutrons and effects from general relativity are examined. For neutron star matter, the influence of strong nucleon-nucleon interactions is studied. Finally, masses and radii of neutron stars are computed for given central pressure.

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Room: D Les 104


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