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A review of Laura Tolós, cover of the April issue of the journal Reviews of Modern Physics
18/04/2016
 
The researcher at the Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CISC) Laura Tolos has published with several authors a Colloquium paper in the journal Reviews of Modern Physics on the techniques used in measuring the neutron star equation of state using x-ray timing.

One of the graphics illustrating this review occupies the cover of the April issue of the magazine. This is the schematic structure of a neutron star.

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One of the primary science goals of the next generation of hard x-ray timing instruments is to determine the equation of state of matter at supranuclear densities inside neutron stars by measuring the radius of neutron stars with different masses to accuracies of a few percent. The article “Measuring the neutron star equation of state using x-ray timing’ analyses the three main techniques that can be used to achieve this goal.

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Anna L. Watts, Nils Andersson, Deepto Chakrabarty, Marco Feroci, Kai Hebeler, Gianluca Israel, Frederick K. Lamb, M. Coleman Miller, Sharon Morsink, Feryal Özel, Alessandro Patruno, Juri Poutanen, Dimitrios Psaltis, Achim Schwenk, Andrew W. Steiner, Luigi Stella, Laura Tolos, and Michiel van der Klis. Colloquium: Measuring the neutron star equation of state using x-ray timing. Rev. Mod. Phys. 88, 021001 – Published 13 April 2016
 
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