The Physics and Astrophysics of Neutron Stars

  • Luciano Rezzolla
  • Pierre Pizzochero
  • David Ian Jones
  • Nanda Rea
  • Isaac Vidaña

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 457)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Pablo Cerda-Duran, Nancy Elias-Rosa
    Pages 1-56
  3. Konstantinos N. Gourgouliatos, Paolo Esposito
    Pages 57-93
  4. Delphine Perrodin, Alberto Sesana
    Pages 95-148
  5. Sergio Campana, Tiziana Di Salvo
    Pages 149-184
  6. Nathalie Degenaar, Valery F. Suleimanov
    Pages 185-253
  7. G. Fiorella Burgio, Anthea F. Fantina
    Pages 255-335
  8. David Blaschke, Nicolas Chamel
    Pages 337-400
  9. Brynmor Haskell, Armen Sedrakian
    Pages 401-454
  10. Andreas Schmitt, Peter Shternin
    Pages 455-574
  11. Tanja Hinderer, Luciano Rezzolla, Luca Baiotti
    Pages 575-635
  12. Bruno Giacomazzo, Marius Eichler, Almudena Arcones
    Pages 637-671
  13. Kostas Glampedakis, Leonardo Gualtieri
    Pages 673-736
  14. Daniela D. Doneva, George Pappas
    Pages 737-806
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 807-811

About this book


This book summarizes the recent progress in the physics and astrophysics of neutron stars and, most importantly, it identifies and develops effective strategies to explore, both theoretically and observationally, the many remaining open questions in the field.

Because of its significance in the solution of many fundamental questions in nuclear physics, astrophysics and gravitational physics, the study of neutron stars has seen enormous progress over the last years and has been very successful in improving our understanding in these fascinating compact objects.

The book addresses a wide spectrum of readers, from students to senior researchers. Thirteen chapters written by internationally renowned experts offer a thorough overview of the various facets of this interdisciplinary science, from neutron star formation in supernovae, pulsars, equations of state super dense matter, gravitational wave emission, to alternative theories of gravity.

The book was initiated by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action MP1304 “Exploring fundamental physics with compact stars” (NewCompStar).


Neutron star emission Pulsar emission Compact star equation of state Gravitational wave emission by neutron stars Testing gravity with neutron stars Alternate theories of gravity NewCompStar book

Editors and affiliations

  • Luciano Rezzolla
    • 1
  • Pierre Pizzochero
    • 2
  • David Ian Jones
    • 3
  • Nanda Rea
    • 4
  • Isaac Vidaña
    • 5
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikGoethe University FrankfurtFrankfurtGermany
  2. 2.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversita’ degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly
  3. 3.Mathematical SciencesUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  4. 4.Institute of Space Sciences (ICE)Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)BarcelonaSpain
  5. 5.Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di CataniaCataniaItaly

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