Demian Cho, assistant professor of physics at Saint Mary’s University, will provide an introduction to neutron stars, how they were discovered, what they look like and what their structures are like. Neutron stars are remnants of dead giant stars with unimaginable density and very strong gravity. Measurements of neutron star properties like their radii and masses give clues about the state of matter at high density.
Cho will also describe two ongoing projects on neutron stars taking place at Saint Mary’s.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Andrew Ferstl at 507-457-5863, email: AFerstl@winona.edu.