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Probing Nuclear Matter with Gravitational Waves

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posted on 2021-07-20, 01:17 authored by FRANCISCO JAVIER HERNANDEZ VIVANCO
Neutron stars are some of the most compact objects found in the Universe reaching densities inaccessible to Earth-based experiments. They can contain as much as two times the mass of the Sun in a region comparable to a small city. The extreme densities reached by neutron stars allow us to probe the elusive neutron-star equation of state: the equation that determines the behavior of matter at supranuclear densities . In this thesis, we present new methods to constrain the neutron-star equation of state using gravitational-wave observations of binary neutron star mergers.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Rory Smith

Additional supervisor 1

Eric Thrane

Year of Award

2021

Department, School or Centre

Physics and Astronomy

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Science