Constraining scalar-tensor theories of gravity from the most massive neutron stars

  title={Constraining scalar-tensor theories of gravity from the most massive neutron stars},
  author={C. Palenzuela and S. Liebling},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  • C. Palenzuela, S. Liebling
  • Published 2016
  • Physics
  • Physical Review D
  • Scalar-tensor~(ST) theories of gravity are natural phenomenological extensions to general relativity. Although these theories are severely constrained both by solar system experiments and by binary pulsar observations, a large set of ST families remain consistent with these observations. Recent work has suggested probing the unconstrained region of the parameter space of ST theories based on the stability properties of highly compact neutron stars. Here, the dynamical evolution of very compact… CONTINUE READING
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