4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: SLC 1.102
Dr. Ben Owen (Texas Tech)
Binary neutron stars are what LIGO was built to detect, and you’ve heard exciting things about them from Professor Kesden. I’ll talk about the other kinds of gravitational waves emitted by neutron stars, and how LIGO could use those waves to tell us about matter under the most extreme conditions in the universe: Denser than an atomic nucleus, superfluid at a hundred million degrees, and rotating at a third the speed of light.