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

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.

Curriculum Vitae

Research interests

I am mainly interest in compact stars.

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