Neutron stars are one of the possible outcomes of stellar evolution. Tullio Bagnoli studies X-ray bursts coming from neutron stars in X-ray binaries. Most stars are born in multiple systems; therefore, many neutron stars are found in a binary orbit with a companion star. Bagnoli focuses on two kinds of sudden energy release that can take place in such a system.
T. Bagnoli: The Rapid Burster and its X-ray Bursts: Extremes of Accretion and Thermonuclear Burning.
Prof. M.B.M. van der Klis
Dr A.L. Watts
Dr J.J.M. in ’t Zand (SRON)
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