Jul 5 – 10, 2021
Europe/Rome timezone

Neutron Star properties and EM follow-up of Kilonovae

Jul 5, 2021, 6:45 PM
15m
Talk in the parallel session Electromagnetic counterparts of compact binary mergers Electromagnetic Counterparts of Compact Binary Mergers

Speaker

M. Angeles Perez-Garcia (Department of Fundamental Physics, University de Salamanca, Spain)

Description

When two Neutron Stars (NSs) merge a multi-band electromagnetic (EM) emission, known as Kilonova (KN), follows. It is believed to be powered by the radioactive decay of ejecta products. In this contribution we discuss how future measurements of KN light curves and spectra could constrain some interesting features of the NSs in the coalescing binary. In particular we will focus on the impact and uncertainties of the current knowledge of the equation of state of dense matter on the mass, velocity and other subsequent observables in the KN ejecta.

Primary authors

M. Angeles Perez-Garcia (Department of Fundamental Physics, University de Salamanca, Spain) David Barba González (University of Salamanca, Spain) Dr Conrado Albertus (University of Salamanca, Spain)

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