# PHYS 598 NST :: Physics Illinois :: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

## Home page

Welcome!

This is the main website for the UIUC Physics Department graduate course on Neutron Stars. This one-semester, advanced graduate course covers the of neutron star physics. You can find a detailed course description, together with an explanation of the target audience for this class, in the course description.

Other resources

The full syllabus for this class can be found here, where you will find an explanation of how this course works, the topics covered, the classs textbook and other details. Also, please consult the schedule to help you keep track of what topics are being covered and when.

All recorded videos will be posted on mediaspace.

Announcements

Homework is due in class. **No late** homework will be accepted.

- Homework 1 can be found here and the required data file is here.
- Homework 2 can be found here.
- Homework 3 can be found here.
- Homework 4 can be found here.
- Homework 5 can be found here and the required data files are EOS-1 and EOS-2.
- Homework 6 can be found here.
- Homework 7 can be found here.

Midterm (abstract for your final project) due on **11/02**

- Pick a well-known neutron stars physics paper. Preferably something short that is straightforward to explain and understand.
- Write an abstract in your own words (just 1 paragraph) for an APS-like presentation (final exam).
- Include a link to your selected paper/citation. Your abstract must be formatted properly (title, name, affiliation, abstract) and cite the corresponding paper.
- Repeated papers will not be allowed. Each student must select a different article.
- Do NOT use a paper where you are an author or co-author.
- This should be like an abstract that you would submit for a conference.

Lecture notes

- 08/22: Lecture notes 1. (Jaki + Nico)
- 08/24: (Nico + Jaki)
- 08/29: Lecture notes 3. (Jaki)
- 08/31: Lecture notes 4. (Jaki)
- 09/07: Lecture notes 5. (Jaki)
- 09/12: (Nico)
- 09/14: (Nico)
- 09/19: Lecture notes 8. (Jaki)
- 09/21: Lecture notes 9. (Jaki)
- 09/26: Lecture notes 10. (Jaki + Nico)
- 09/28: (Nico)
- 10/03: Lecture notes 12. (Nico + Jaki)
- 10/05: Lecture notes 13. (Jaki)
- 10/10: Lecture notes 14. (Jaki)
- 10/12: (Nico)
- 10/17: (Nico + Jaki clarified the binding energy equation, see Lecture notes 14)
- 10/19: Lecture notes 17. (Jaki + Nico)
- 10/24: (Nico)
- 10/26: (Nico)
- 10/31: Lecture notes 20. (Jaki)
- 11/02: Lecture notes 21. (Jaki)
- 11/07: Lecture notes 22. (Jaki)
- 11/09: Lecture notes 23. (Jaki + Nico's example for Belifante procedure)
- 11/14: Lecture notes 24. (Jaki)
- 11/16: Lecture notes 25. (Jaki)
- 11/28: Lecture notes 26. (Jaki)
- 11/30: Lecture notes 27. (Jaki)

Nico's Lecture notes

- Relativity review.
- White dwarfs and Neutron stars.
- Structure of Isolated and spherical bodies.
- Newtonian NS.
- Relativistic NS - non rotating.