S E M I N A R I

Departament d'Astronomia i Astrofísica
Universitat de València

    RX J1856-3754 A neutron star with hot polar caps or a strange star?

José A. Pons

State University of New York at Stony Brook


Aula de Seminaris d'Astronomia i Astrofí

Dijous 15 febrer 2001

12:30


Resum

We present an investigation of the mass and radius of the nearby compact object RX J1856-3754.This is the closest isolated neutron star (60 pc) and might represent the first oportunity to observe thermal emission from the surface of a compact object, without complications due to magnetosphere physics and accretion disks. The implications on the Equation of State of dense matter are discussed.