The European Science Fundation has funded for four years "PHAROS", a COST Action aimed at studying Neutron Stars via a multi-disciplinary approach, spanning Astrophysics, Gravitational and Nuclear Physics. This COST Action, lead by Nanda Rea (ICE, IEEC-CSIC), comprised 109 proposers from 30 different countries, with the participation of several ICE members (L. Tolos, C. Manuel, D.F. Torres, E. De-Oña Wilhelmi, C. Sopuerta, M. Hernanz, among others). PHAROS has the ambitious goal of tackling key challenges in the physics involved in neutron stars by facing them via an innovative, problem based approach, that hinges on focused, interdisciplinary working groups. Each group will have all the diversified expertise needed to tackle different open aspects of the physics of neutron stars, and will provide to the different communities several tools and deliverables prepared in a shared language, and of easy access for scientists coming from different physics, ranging, for example, from nuclear physics to radio astronomy. Furthermore, key priority of this action is promoting via training, mobility, equal opportunity and outreach activities, enthusiastic students and young researchers from all over Europe, that will grow and spread the Action’s innovative multi-disciplinary approach. Collaboration is an indispensable feature of high-quality and innovative research, and the deeper we dive into specific exciting and complex fields, the more the need of brainpower and resources from complementary kinds of expertise is of crucial importance. This will build on the multi-disciplinary network that PHAROS will create.
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