Win Cafe Sci: “Neutron stars: Laboratories for fundamental physics”

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The Winchester Discovery Centre

Jewry Street · Winchester

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This is an external event hosted by William Vine at Winchester Cafe Scientifique

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Basingstoke science enthusiasts are invited to this talk by Dr Andreas Schmitt on the subject of "Neutron stars: Laboratories for fundamental physics”.

All talks at Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street 7.15 for 7.45 unless otherwise advertised. Licensed bar serving hot drinks, cakes and snacks. No charge to attend. Contributions welcome.

Licensed bar available from 7:15pm.


Neutron stars are ultra-dense. Matter in their interior is very different from ordinary matter on earth or even from ordinary stellar matter. In the quest to understand properties of neutron stars we are pushing the boundaries of our knowledge of nuclear and particle physics. In this talk, I will give a pedagogical introduction to dense matter inside neutron stars and discuss how researchers attempt to “look inside” the star, i.e., how astrophysical observations can be connected with microscopic and fundamental properties of matter.


2004 PhD at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany[masked] Postdoctoral positions at MIT in Cambridge, USA, and Washington University in St Louis, USA[masked] Postdoc and Assistant Professor at Technical University Vienna, Austria
2015 – Ernest Rutherford Fellow and Associate Professor (since 2019) at University of Southampton and STAG research centre