7-11 July 2014
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Compact stars for NITheP internship programme

11 Jul 2014, 11:10
20m
D Les 104

D Les 104

Oral Presentation Track G - Theoretical and Computational Physics Theoretical

Speaker

Prof. Azwinndini Muronga (University of Johannesburg)

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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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Primary author

Prof. Azwinndini Muronga (University of Johannesburg)

Co-authors

Ms Gezekile Nyalunga (NITheP) Mr Lutendo Phuthu (NITheP) Ms Xolile Thusini (NITheP)

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