• Whispers from the Edge of Physics

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    • Keywords

       

      Neutron stars; gravitational waves.

    • Abstract

       

      Neutron stars involve extreme physics which is difficult (perhaps impossible) to explore in laboratory experiments. We have to turn to astrophysical observations, and try to extract information from the entire range of the electromagnetic spectrum. In addition, neutron stars may radiate gravitational waves through a range of scenarios. This brief summary outlines some of the main ideas, focussing on what we do and do not know, and the challenges involved in trying to catch these faint whispers from the very edge of physics are described.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Nils Andersson1

      1. Mathematical Sciences and STAG Research Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.
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