|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|
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.