MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Matthias Kaminski (U of Victoria)
Title: Anomalous hydrodynamics kicks neutron stars
Date: Tue, Dec 09, 2014, 13:15 - 14:45
Place: Seminar Room A
Abstract: Observations show that, at the beginning of their existence, neutron stars are accelerated briskly to velocities of up to 1000 km/s. We will discuss possible mechanisms contributing to these kicks in a systematic effective-field-theory framework. Anomalies of the underlying microscopic theory result in chiral transport terms in the hydrodynamic description, and we will identify these as explanation for the drastic acceleration. I will introduce the relevant concepts and present the results in form of a blackboard talk.