Neutron Stars and Pulsars

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't wait for the rest of the course to come out This is a great video. As someone studying Astrophysics, I wanted to take online lectures like this one to get a head start before any actual same course. I'm very excited for the remaining to come out and hope the professor goes into mathematical, and physics detail when giving the remaining lectures. I know this has to reach a more broad audience, with that said it should be assumed that anyone taking these courses has at least a physics 101, and college calc background.
Date published: 2020-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting and well-presented! I found this pilot to be interesting and well-presented, with a proper balance of historical context, vivid description, and animation. I also appreciated how the presenter is an active authority in the field. I would like to see more lectures on this topic, either by the same lecturer or other active scientists.
Date published: 2020-09-10
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Neutron Stars and Pulsars
1: Neutron Stars and Pulsars

In 1967, a strange signal of data was detected by a radio telescope. Pulses of radio emission appeared with astonishing regularity, like a perfectly ticking clock. These pulses were the very first observations of a neutron star, the tiny and dense remnant left behind by the supernova death of an enormous star many times the mass of our own Sun. Explore what neutron stars are. Where do they come from? How do they work? And most important, what can these objects teach us about stellar death, gravity, and our own universe?

27 min