The workshop “(Non-)Universal Properties of Neutron Stars” will take place at the University of Bremen (Germany) from 18th to 20th of May 2015 at the drop tower in Bremen, Germany.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together theoretical astrophysicists, observers and nuclear physicist to discuss future prospects of (non-)universal relations of neuron stars. The workshop will also host a meeting of NewCompStar’s working group III “Gravitational physics theory and observations”.
Neutron star properties depend sensitively on the modeling EOS and there are new observational facilities available and under development to restrict the realistic EoS. Surprisingly, relations between certain properties of neutron stars were found recently to be approximately universal, i.e., independent of the EoS. For example, the relation between the spin, the moment of inertia, and the quadrupole moment are independent of the chosen EoS up to an accuracy of less than one percent. Currently, it is an active field of research to identify the realm of validity of such universal relations in terms of the complexity of the neutron star model, to find the underlying physical reason, and to explore observational consequences including effects from alternative theories of gravity.
You can check the details of the workshop as well as register at https://www.zarm.uni-bremen.de/nestar/index.php
The organizers: Terence Delsate, Norman Gürlebeck, Jan Steinhoff