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Neutron stars are fascinating and mysterious. Every so often, an explosion will occur on the surface of a neutron star and be observed as a thermonuclear X-ray burst. The brightness measured from these bursts can rapidly fluctuate in what is called a thermonuclear burst oscillation. It may be that a large scale wave across the surface of the star is responsible for the oscillating X-ray brightness. Frank Chambers calculates the properties of one of these waves, in order to see if it matches observations.

Event details of Thermonuclear burst oscillations and ocean waves
Date 7 February 2020
Time 10:00 -11:00
Location Agnietenkapel

F.R.N. Chambers: Thermonuclear Burst Oscillations and Ocean Waves.

Supervisors

Prof. M.B.M. van der Klis

Prof. A.L. Watts

Entrance

This event is open to the public.

Agnietenkapel

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam