Anna Watts
I am a Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Amsterdam. My group studies neutron stars, in particular the dense nuclear matter in their cores and the violent dynamical events such as starquakes and magnetic or thermonuclear explosions that they undergo on a regular basis. Space telescopes are a vital part of our research: I co-Chair the Dense Matter Science Working Group for the proposed Chinese-European Enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry (eXTP) mission, am part of the team working on NASA's Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), and am also a member of the Steering Committe for the NASA probe mission concept STROBE-X. You can find out a bit more about our research here!


I developed these videos about neutron stars (in English and Dutch) with the fantastic folk at ScienceOffice. Some other languages are already available on the Anton Pannekoek Instituut Youtube channel, and you can also find a version with only music, which you can voiceover in your own language.
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