Gravitational waves and pulsating stars: what can we hope to learn from future observations?


Andersson, Nils and Kokkotas, Kostas D. (1996) Gravitational waves and pulsating stars: what can we hope to learn from future observations? Physical Review Letters, 77, (20), 4134-4137. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.77.4134).

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We present new results for pulsating stars in general relativity. First we show that the so-called gravitational-wave modes of a neutron star can be excited when a gravitational wave impinges on the star. Numerical simulations suggest that the modes may be astrophysically relevant, and we discuss whether they will be observable with future gravitational-wave detectors. We also discuss how such observations could lead to estimates of both the radius and the mass of a neutron star, and thus put constraints on the nuclear equation of state.

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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
ePrint ID: 29414
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:17
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/29414

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