Neutron stars in the galactic center

Chunglee Kim, Melvyn B. Davies

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The Galactic Center is one of the most dense stellar environments in the Galaxy and is considered to be a plausible place to harbor many neutron stars. In this brief review, we summarize observational efforts in search of neutron stars within a few degrees about the Galactic Center. Up to 10% of Galactic neutron stars may reside in this central region and it is possible that more than a thousand neutron stars are located within only ~ 25′′ (≤ 1 pc) about the Galactic Center. Based on observations, we discuss prospects of detecting neutron stars in the Galactic Center via gravitational waves as well as electromagnetic waves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-170
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Korean Astronomical Society
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
CK is grateful for partial support by the Korean National Research Foundation Grant (NRF2015-R1D1A1A01060201) and the Ewha Womans U. Research Grant of 2018.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018. The Korean Astronomical Society. All rights reserved


  • Galaxy: center
  • Pulsars: general
  • Stars: neutron


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