153 – Dr Duncan Galloway – Neutron Star Binaries

In today’s episode, I talk to Dr Duncan Galloway, ARC Future Fellow at Monash University. His interest is in Neutron Star Binaries and I talked to him about this:

- Duncan’s background
- What is a neutron star?
- How big is a neutron star?
- How does a neutron star stay together?
- The formation of neutron stars
- What happens in a binary system where one is a neutron star?
- Is it possible to have twin neutron binaries?
- What is the difference between a pulsar and a neutron star?
- How fast do these systems spin?
- What causes ‘hot spots’ on a neutron star?
- How dense is a neutron star?
- Are neutron stars really made from neutrons?
- How do we make measurements from neutron stars?

Today’s listener of the episode is Lisa Clague from France.

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