Neutron Stars in Lisbon, Portugal

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Date:  2018-04-12  -  2018-04-13

Location:  Lisbon, Portugal

Neutron stars represent unique laboratories to test physics under extreme conditions, hardly reproducible with terrestrial experiment. As isolated and binary sources, they provide the essential link between gravity in the strong field regime, the state of matter at supra-nuclear densities and high energy astrophysical phenomena. The first discovery of gravitational waves emitted by two merging neutron stars has also marked the dawn of the multi-messenger astronomy. The future after GW170817 is rich of promising opportunities that will shed new light on old problems and will raise, at the same time, further questions to be addressed.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together scientists working on different aspects of relativistic astrophysics related to neutron stars, to discuss the status and the future directions of the field.

The scientific program of the conference will include the following topics:

– Numerical and analytical modelling of binary neutron star mergers
– Phases of dense nuclear matter
– Extraction of the stellar equation of state from gravitational and electromagnetic observations
– Connection between binary mergers and gamma ray bursts
– Multi-messenger astrophysics

The workshop is organized in order to have few talks each day, and maximize the time for round tables and free discussions.

List of invited speakers

Andreas Bauswein (HITS, Germany)
Christopher Berry (University of Birmingham, UK)
Francesco Pannarale (Cardiff University, Wales)
George Pappas (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
Kostas Glampedakis (University of Murcia, Spain)
Paolo Pani (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
Paulo Freire (MPI for Radio Astronomy, Germany)
Riccardo Ciolfi (INAF-OAPd, Italy)
Samaya Nissanke (Radboud University, Netherlands)
Sebastiano Bernuzzi (Parma University, Italy)
Stephen Rosswog (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Tanja Hinderer (Radboud University, Netherlands)

The workshop is funded by the European COST action CA16214 PHAROS : “The multi-messenger physics and astrophysics of neutron stars”.

For people interested to participate, please send a mail to andrea.maselli[AT]

Looking forward to seeing you in Lisbon,

Andrea Maselli, Vitor Cardoso, Jose Lemos