The Beating Heart Of Neutron Stars & Pulsars | The Presidio
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Presidio Officers’ Club | 50 Moraga Ave, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA
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Dr. Roger Blandford of the Stanford University SLAC National Accelerator Lab describes what happens when the core of a massive collapsed star forms a neutron star or pulsar; this rapidly rotating cosmic lighthouse is one of the most exotic objects studied in modern astronomy.
Roger Blandford is director of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC). Housed at the SLAC National Accelerator Laborator at Stanford University, Blandford oversees research that seeks to answer some of peoples great cosmic questions. What powered the Big Bang? What are dark matter and dark energy? What is happening around black holes?
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