Seminario di Dipartimento: Probing high density physics in the gravitational wave astronomy era
Physics Department seminar
DIPARTIMENTO DI FISICA, VIA CELORIA 16, MILANO
Aula A in presence and streaming
13 Maggio 2022– 14:30
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center Warsaw (Poland)
Probing high density physics in the gravitational wave astronomy era
The recent detections of gravitational waves from the inspiral of neutron star binaries have opened a new window to probe high density physics. The coming
years will deliver new observations of such systems, but may also lead to the first detection of continuous gravitational waves. These are long lived quasi-periodic
signals, the gravitational wave equivalent of a pulsar, and are likely to offer a unique insight into the interiors of the neutron stars emitting them.
In this talk I will discuss several mechanisms for continuous gravitational wave emission from neutron stars, and discuss the prospects of detection, focusing in particular on the
constraints that can be obtained on the interactions between superfluids and superconductors in the stellar interior.
Finally I will also discuss briefly how continuous gravitational waves can be used not only to study neutron stars, but also to
probe the nature of dark matter.
Students are cordially invited – Contact firstname.lastname@example.org