Grant: $315,000 - National Science Foundation - Jun. 12, 2009
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Award Description: The intellectual merit of this project rests on the fact that neutron stars contain matter in one of the densest forms found in the Universe which, together with the unprecedented progress in observational astrophysics, makes such stars superb astrophysical laboratories for a broad range of physical studies. These range from nuclear processes on the stellar surface, to processes in electron degenerate matter at sub-nuclear densities, to the formation of boson condensates and other novel states of compressed baryonic matter--foremost color superconducting quark matter--at super-nuclear densities. This project proposes multifaceted research on the properties of neutron stars which, combined with astrophysical observables, are key to delineate the structure of compressed baryonic matter and to put constraints on the widely unknown equation of state of such matter.
Project Description: See Grant Description
Jobs Summary: Created 0.44 Student Research Assistant jobs. Retained 0.38 Faculty - Principal Investigator jobs. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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