Neutron stars: from birth to death and re-birth

Presented by ANU College of Science

The ANU Black Hole Society invites you to join us for our second public lecture of the year.

Dr Dipanjan Mukherjee from the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics will be speaking about the lives of neutron stars (see abstract below). This event is open to the public. Please contact anu.bhs@gmail.com for inquiries.

Neutron stars are some of the most exotic objects in the universe with the most extremes of environment, creating the perfect astrophysical laboratory for testing extreme physics.

Dr Dipanjan Mukherjee will discuss in a general way the evolutionary sequence of these enigmatic objects, how they are born from the death of massive stars, how they evolve with time and how some fade away with time while others are rejuvenated by a companion star. Dr Dipanjan Mukherjee will outline some of the fascinating properties of these objects and the open questions that are yet to be understood.