Call for papers: “Binary Neutron Star mergers”

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We solicit submissions for a Topical Collection of the journal General Relativity and Gravitation on “Binary Neutron Star mergers”.

With two announced detections and several more candidate events, binary neutron star mergers are at the center stage of gravitational-wave astronomy. There are many open challenges in the simulation of such sources, in the data analysis and in their interpretation. As the number of detections will increase over the next years and as upgraded and new detectors will become operational, we may anticipate significant discoveries and breakthroughs in our understanding of the physics and astrophysics of neutron stars. The interplay with other channels of information also promises big scientific rewards regarding the aftermath of such mergers.

This topical collection will include invited reviews and reports on various aspects of binary neutron star mergers. Representative topics are:

– Binary Neutron Star Merger Remnants
– Matter Imprints in Waveform Models for Neutron Star Binaries
– Post-merger EOS Constraints in BNS mergers
– MHD Simulations of Binary Neutron Star Mergers
– Neutron Star Tidal Deformability and EOS Constraints
– Binary Neutron Star Initial Data

GRG also welcomes contributed submissions to be included as original research articles in this topical collection, which will remain open until November 2020.

Authors are invited to submit through the website Please indicate that your manuscript is intended for inclusion in the special issue “T.C. : BNS mergers”. For preparation, please follow the instructions for authors available under “Submission guidelines”.

We look forward to receiving your submission!

Nikolaos Stergioulas and Pablo Laguna
(Topical Collection Editors).