Dr Chamel Nicolas

Nicolas Chamel in 2016 

email: nchamel AT ulb.ac.be
phone number: +00 32 2 650 35 72

Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Université Libre de Bruxelles
CP 226
Boulevard du Triomphe
B-1050 Brussels (Belgium)

Campus de la Plaine, Building NO,  4th floor, office 2.N4.202
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Current positions

Senior research associate F.R.S.-FNRS and professor at Université Libre de Bruxelles,

Member of the Alumni College of the Royal Academy of Belgium,

Member of the International Astronomical Union.

Research interests


My research interests include:

Online resources


Unified equations of state of catalysed matter for application to nonaccreting and unmagnetised cold neutron stars:

Scientific publications

List of publications

Some reviews:

Entrainment in Superfluid Neutron Star Crusts: Hydrodynamic Description and Microscopic Origin, J. Low. Temp. Phys. 189, 328 (2017) - special issue "Pairing and Condensation in Fermionic Systems", Guest Editor: Eckhard Krotscheck

Superfluidity and Superconductivity in Neutron Stars, J. Astrophys. Astr. 38, 43 (2017) - special issue in honor of Prof. Srinivasan

Brussels-Montreal Nuclear Energy Density Functionals, from Atomic Masses to Neutron Stars , Acta Phys. Pol. B 46, 349 (2015)

On the Maximum Mass of Neutron Stars, Int. J. Mod. Phys. E 22, 1330018 (2013)

Chasing Neutron Stars, Histoire de la recherche contemporaine, Tome I-N2, 160 (2012).

Physics of Neutron Star crusts, Living Rev. Relativity 11, 10 (2008)

Selected scientific presentations

Selected lectures given at scientific schools


PHYS-F201: Thermodynamics


Public lectures in Astrophysics at Université Libre de Bruxelles


Last updated on 21 November 2017