Andrew McCann, University of Chicago, "Nature's Timepiece: The Exotic World of Pulsars"
81st Compton Lectures: May 30, 2015 @ 11AM
Neutron stars are born in the final moments of the supernova death of massive stars and, in keeping with their exotic origin, they exhibit unmatched extremes in a variety of ways. Not only are they the smallest stars we know of, neutron stars are the most dense solid objects in the known Universe.