email: nchamel AT ulb.ac.be

phone number: +00 32 2 650 35 72

address:

Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Université Libre de Bruxelles

CP 226

Boulevard du Triomphe

B-1050 Brussels (Belgium)

office:

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

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

Member of the International Astronomical
Union.

- Nuclear energy density functional theory and astrophysical applications
- Equation of state of dense matter in extreme astrophysical environments like white dwarfs, supernova cores, and neutron stars
- Crystallography of dense multicomponent Coulomb plasmas
- Deep crustal heating in accreted neutron stars
- Role of high magnetic fields on white dwarfs and neutron stars
- Application of the band theory of solids to free neutrons in neutron-star crusts
- Relativistic and non-relativistic hydrodynamics of superfluid mixtures
- Superfluidity and superconductivity in neutron stars: microscopic description and astrophysical signatures (e.g. pulsar glitches)

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

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)

Physics of Neutron Star crusts, Living Rev. Relativity 11, 10 (2008)- "Recent Developments in the Modelling of Neutron-Star Crusts" pdf given at the working group meeting of the COST NewCompStar action, Catania, Sicily, 7-9 November 2017.
- "Crystallography of Neutron-Star Crusts" pdf
given at the
*Annual NewCompStar Conference 2017*, Warsaw, Poland, 23-31 March 2017. - "Superfluidity in Neutron Star Crusts" pdf
given at the workshop
*Superfluidity and Pairing Phenomena: from Cold Atomic Gases to Neutron Stars*, ECT*, Trento, Italy, 20-24 March 2017 - "Structure and Equation of State of Neutron-Star Crusts" pdf
given at the conference
*Compact Stars and Gravitational Waves*, Kyoto, Japan, 31 October-4 November 2016. - "Pairing in Neutron-Star Crusts within the Nuclear Energy Density Functional
Theory" pdf given at
the workshop
*Physics at the Falls: Pairing Phenomena from Neutron Stars to Cold Gases*, Buffalo, USA, 23-25 March 2016. - "Electron captures and neutron emissions in magnetic white dwarfs and
magnetars" pdf given
at the
*34th Rila Workshop on Nuclear Theory*, Bulgaria, 21-27 June 2015. - "Properties of Neutron Star Crusts with Accurately Calibrated Nuclear
Energy Density Functionals" pdf given at the
*Annual NewCompStar Conference 2015*, Budapest, Hungary, 15-19 June 2015. - "Unified Equations of State for Neutron Stars and Magnetars" pdf given at the
*16th RAGtime workshop*, Prague, Czech Republic, 15-19 October 2014. - "Recent Developments in the Modelling of Neutron-Star Crusts" pdf video given at the
*INT Workshop: Binary Neutron Star Coalescence as a Fundamental Physics Laboratory*, Institute of Nuclear Theory, Seattle, Washington, USA, 14-18 July 2014 - "Vela Pulsar Glitches and Nuclear Superfluidity" pdf given at the
conference
*The Structure and Signals of Neutron Stars, from Birth to Death*, Florence, Italy, 24-28 March 2014. - "Skyrme nuclear energy density functionals from atomic nuclei to neutron
stars" pdf given at
*KITPC workshop: From Nucleon Structure to Nuclear Structure and Compact Astrophysical objects*, Beijing, China, 16-30 June 2012. - "Nuclear energy density functionals for astrophysics: from BSk16 to
BSk21" pdf given at
the
*Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics Long-term Workshop: Dynamics and Correlations in Exotic Nuclei*, Kyoto, Japan, 16-28 September 2011. - "Neutron-star matter with the energy density functional theory" pdf given at the
*Gordon Research Conference*, New London, New Hampshire, USA, 12-17 June 2011. - "Superfluidity in neutron star crusts" pdf video
given at the
*INT Program: Fermions from Cold Atoms to Neutron Stars: Benchmarking the Many-Body Problem*, Institute of Nuclear Theory, Seattle, Washington, USA, 14 March-20 May 2011 - "Generalized equation of state for superfluid neutron stars" pdf given at the
*CoCoNuT Meeting 2010*, Valencia, Spain, 15-17 September 2010. - "A historical perspective on the discovery of neutron stars" pdf given at the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Orsay, France, 28 June 2010.
- "Superfluid models of neutron stars" pdf given at the
workshop on the
*Complex Physics of Compact Stars*, in Ladek Zdroj, Poland, 24-29 February 2008. - "Neutron star crusts beyond the Wigner-Seitz approximation" pdf given at the
*International Symposium on Exotic States of Nuclear Matter*, Catania, Italy, 11-15 June 2007.

- "Superfluidity and Superconductivity in Compact Stars" given at the
*NewCompStar School 2015*, Bucharest, Romania, 20-25 September 2015.Part 1: Superfluidity and superconductivity in the laboratory pdf

Part 2: Superfluidity and superconductivity in neutron stars pdf

- "General introduction to neutron stars" pdf given at the
*7th Russbach School on Nuclear Astrophysics*, Austria, 15-19 March 2010. - "Neutron star crust matter" pdf given at the
*Helmholtz International Summer School on Nuclear theory and Astrophysical Applications*, Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Dubna, Russia, 26 July-4 August 2004.

Public lectures in
Astrophysics at Université Libre de Bruxelles