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Professor Rodrigo Negreiros Explores “Fast Pulsars, Neutron Stars, and Astrophysical Strange Quark Matter Objects” in Latest Study

Feb 12, 2024

Dr. Rodrigo Negreiros, Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Sciences at CatholicTech, has had his latest work accepted for publication.

In Fast Pulsars, Neutron Stars, and Astrophysical Strange Quark Matter Objects, Dr. Negreiros explores neutron stars, which are formed when massive stars lose fuel and collapse, leaving behind “cosmic leftovers.”

He also explores fast pulsars–essentially, speedy neutron stars that may spin as quickly as 100 times per second. These stars test our ideas about space and time.

Neutron stars exhibit quirky behaviors which include glitches (cosmic hiccups) and tidal deformations (stretches under gravity). Under extreme temperature and pressure, they may even form strange quark stars.

Dr. Negreiros reveals the challenging methods by which we measure the size of neutron stars, which emit measurable gravitational, radio, and light waves that can be picked up by gravitational wave detectors, radio telescopes, and X-ray telescopes.

Dr. Negreiros is eager to continue to uncover the secrets hidden in the densest corners of space.