Aug 12 – 18, 2012
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Cold quark matter in astrophysics of compact stars

Aug 16, 2012, 4:00 PM
Regency 1/3 and Ambassador

Regency 1/3 and Ambassador

Poster QCD at finite temperature and density Poster Session Reception


Dr Armen Sedrakian (Frankfurt University)


I discuss the structure and composition of massive (two solar-mass) neutron stars containing deconfined quark matter in color superconducting states. Stable configurations featuring such matter are obtained if the equation of state of hadronic matter is stiff above the saturation density, the transition to quark matter takes place at a few times the nuclear saturation density, and the repulsive vector interactions in quark matter are substantial. I also discuss our recent progress in understanding the cooling of massive compact stars with color superconducting quark cores.

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Dr Armen Sedrakian (Frankfurt University)

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