Montana State University
Dr. Tsuruta is a Professor of Physics in Montana State University. She is involved with the astrophysics research group in various theoretical problems of high energy, plasma, relativistic, particle and nuclear astrophysics, with particular emphasis on studies of dense matter in neutron stars and ultrahot plasmas around supermassive black holes. Professor Tsuruta's current research includes detailed calculations of neutron star cooling and heating with superfluid particles, pion and kaon condensates, quarks, and strong magnetic fields; implications of the results of these calculations to the problem of detectability of these stars; and construction of viable models of a central power house in active galactic nuclei (AGN). This central engine is considered to be responsible for the enormous amount of energy produced in quasars and strong radio galaxies.
Astrophysics, theoretical problems of high energy, plasma, relativistic, particle and nuclear astrophysics