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Astrophysics of Neutron Stars

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 42722

  • Start date

    1 December 2006

  • End date

    30 November 2010

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

Coordinated by:

SABANCI UNIVERSITY

Turkey

Objective

The basic research topic is the study of neutron stars and their environments. Scientifically, neutron stars provide a basic component of research on compact endpoints of stellar evolution, with crucial links to central problems of astronomy. For physics, neutron stars are of interest because they offer the largest quantities (solar masses!) of the most extreme condensed matter under (albeit indirectly) observable conditions. In particular, problems associated with the determination of masses and radii of neutron stars, with all the connections and implications to other theoretical and observational problems, provide an important focus for the current ToK project.

The group in Turkey is accomplished, with an emerging group of young scientists and students, needing further training and research links on theory, data analysis and observational aspects of neutron star research. The field of instrumentation for high energy astrophysics and training for future European space missions, XEUS in particular is an important direction of this ToK project, where training is needed for the scientific and technological extension and integration of the group into the European research area.

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Coordinator

SABANCI UNIVERSITY

Address

Orhanli - Tuzla
Istanbul

Turkey

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

United Kingdom

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTTEN E.V.

Germany

CENTRE D'ETUDE SPATIALE DES RAYONNEMENTS

France

DANISH NATIONAL SPACE CENTER

Denmark

UNIVERSITY OF CRETE

Greece

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 42722

  • Start date

    1 December 2006

  • End date

    30 November 2010

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

Coordinated by:

SABANCI UNIVERSITY

Turkey