Neutron stars as multi-messenger laboratories for dense matter

ECT* - Villa Tambosi

Strada delle Tabarelle, 286
Trento - Italy

ECT* - Villa Tambosi

Strada delle Tabarelle, 286
Trento - Italy

The equation of state (EOS) for strongly-interacting matter is of great interest for the nuclear physics and astrophysics, and there are strong theoretical, experimental, and observational efforts to elucidate its properties at supra-nuclear densities. Many new observational data from gravitational wave facilities, X-ray satellites, and nuclear experiments become available and contribute to the global understanding of neutron-star physics. Together with nuclear experimental inputs and theoretical advances, this wealth of new results is expected to improve the understanding of the neutron-star core and the supra-nuclear EOS.

This workshop brings together experts in nuclear physics and observations in 2021 to critically examine the new data made available by NICER and by the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA collaboration in order to form a better understanding and to obtain more robust constraints on the EOS of dense matter.

Image credits: National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet



  • Ingo Tews (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • Sebastien Guillot (IRAP Toulouse)
  • Jérôme Margueron (IP2I Lyon)
  • Samaya Nissanke (University of Amsterdam)
  • Bruno Giacomazzo (University of Milano-Bicocca)



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