This project will use sophisticated theoretical methods to determine the fundamental properties of neutron stars and black holes. Dr. Ozel and her graduate students will model the mass distribution of black holes and neutron stars, simulate accretion onto black holes and neutron stars, perform relativistic calculations of the spacetime near neutron stars, and investigate the properties of nuclear matter in neutron stars.

Results from this project are expected to have an impact in the areas of stellar evolution, nuclear physics, and gravitational wave physics. In addition to her theoretical work, Dr. Ozel will continue her interactions with physics teachers in the Tucson area, and will engage popular outreach on the subject neutron stars and black holes.

Agency
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institute
Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST)
Type
Standard Grant (Standard)
Application #
1108753
Program Officer
Maria Womack
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2011-07-01
Budget End
2014-06-30
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$348,231
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Arizona
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Tucson
State
AZ
Country
United States
Zip Code
85721