Neutron stars are some of the most exotic objects in the universe. They are the remnants of the explosion of very massive stars that spin at hundreds of times each second and are so dense that a single teaspoon of their content would weigh a billion tons. Within such extreme conditions, new unique states of matter are expected to be created. Finding observational evidence for these new states of matter is the expertise of Dr. Veronica Dexheimer, Associate Professor and Director of Center for Nuclear Research at Kent State University, and Visiting Professor at Universidade de Coimbra during this academic year.
Paulo Brás, Paulo Silva, Jaime Silva