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Month: March 2017

New paper: Testing if Fomalhaut b is a neutron star ?>

New paper: Testing if Fomalhaut b is a neutron star

Happy to report that our paper has also been picked for presentation on the Astrobites blog: Here’s the abstract of the paper: Fomalhaut b is a directly imaged object in the debris disk of the star Fomalhaut. It has been hypothesized to be a planet, however there are issues with the observed colours of the object that do not fit planetary models. An alternative hypothesis is that the object is a neutron star in the near fore- or background…

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Personal: some travel cancellations. ?>

Personal: some travel cancellations.

Unfortunately I have to cancel several research trips and conferences this spring and summer. I’ve recently come down with pneumonia (quite unexpectedly! with hospital stay and all) and full recovery is expected to take several months. I had planned to go to the Radio Habitability Conference in California and The X-ray Universe in Rome, for both of which I’m on the scientific organizing committee, but I won’t be able to go to those. I’ll also have to cancel several invited…

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