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Jocelyn Read leads LIGO's Extreme Matter group and has been central in the gravitational-wave community's exploration of the matter involved in the neutron-star merger known as GW170817, measured by LIGO and Virgo in 2017. The team's research was described today, including a quote from Jocelyn, in the Scientific American article "Gravitational Waves Reveal the Heart of Neutron Stars."

This article arrives on the heels of Jocelyn visiting New York City and Palm Springs to discuss the results at three venues.

Jocelyn Read
Jocelyn Read speaks at Columbia University’s Center for Theoretical Physics.

She was part of a four-person panel, each among the foremost experts in gravitational-wave astrophysics, discussing "A Merger in Space: Black Holes And Neutron Stars" at the NYU Grand Hall, as part of the Big Ideas Series (supported in part by the John Templeton Foundation) and the World Science Festival.  

She also spoke at the workshop "Nuclear astrophysics in the new era of multi-messenger astronomy," which was organized by Annals of Physics and took place at Columbia University’s Center for Theoretical Physics on 30 and 31 May, also in collaboration with the World Science Festival. 

And over the weekend, she gave a plenary presentation at the Thirteenth Conference on the Intersections of Particle and Nuclear Physics in Palm Springs, CA. 

Great work on understanding neutron star matter by Jocelyn and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo!