General Relativity Seminar
Binary neutron stars: what we understand and what we don't
Friday December 5, 2014 11:30:00 CET
Friday December 5, 2014 12:15:00 CET
From Luciano Rezzolla for the GWA14 conference
I will review the recent progress made in modelling binaries of compact stars and the role played by magnetic fields and the equation of state in their evolution. Special attention will be paid to highlighting how the progress of ab-initio fully relativitistic calculations can be used to explain several aspects of the phenomenology of short gamma-ray burst, but also how new observations on the X-ray afterglows represent new riddles for the theoretical modeling.