A very massive neutron star: relativistic Shapiro delay measurements of PSR J0740+6620

  title={A very massive neutron star: relativistic Shapiro delay measurements of PSR J0740+6620},
  author={H. Thankful Cromartie and Emmanuel Fonseca and Scott M. Ransom and Paul B. Demorest and Zaven Arzoumanian and Harsha Blumer and Paul R. Brook and Megan E. DeCesar and Timothy Dolch and J. A. Ellis and Robert D. Ferdman and Elizabeth C. Ferrara and Nathan Garver-Daniels and Peter A. Gentile and Megan L. Jones and Michael T. Lam and Duncan R. Lorimer and Ryan S. Lynch and Maura Mclaughlin and Cherry Ng and David J. Nice and Timothy T. Pennucci and Ren{\'e}e Spiewak and Ingrid H. Stairs and Kevin Stovall and Joseph K. Swiggum and Weiwei Zhu},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
Despite its importance to our understanding of physics at supranuclear densities, the equation of state (EoS) of matter deep within neutron stars remains poorly understood. Millisecond pulsars (MSPs) are among the most useful astrophysical objects in the Universe for such tests of fundamental physics, and continue to place some of the most stringent constraints on this high-density EoS. Pulsar timing - the process of accounting for every rotation of a pulsar over long time periods - can… 
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  • I. Tews
  • Physics
    EPJ Web of Conferences
  • 2020
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