neutron stars

Nuclear pasta, the hardest known substance in the universe

Published: 18Sep2018

A team of scientists has calculated the strength of the material deep inside the crust of neutron stars and found it to be the strongest known material in the universe....

Latest gravitational-wave detection opens new era for astronomy

Published: 16Oct2017

The discovery of a gravitational wave caused by the merger of two neutron stars, reported today by a collaboration of scientists from around the world, opens a new era in astronomy. It marks the...

Vicky Kaspi wins 2015 Killam Prize in Natural Sciences

Published: 14Apr2015

McGill professor Vicky Kaspi, a world-renowned astrophysicist known for her cutting-edge work on neutron stars and pulsars, was awarded the Killam Prize today, one of the country’s most prestigious...

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