Plenary session 2
- Constança Providência (University of Coimbra)
Prof. Mark Alford (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
3/24/14, 11:40 AM
At high pressure, nuclear matter will undergo a transition to quark matter, so sufficiently heavy neutron stars may really be ``hybrid stars'' with quark matter cores. We discuss possible signatures of the presence of a quark matter core, such as characteristics of the mass-radius relation, and the allowed range of values of the spin frequency, which is sensitive to quark matter in the...
Prof. Peter Senger (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung)
3/24/14, 12:20 PM
Nucleus-nucleus collisions provide a unique opportunity to create and to investigate dense nuclear matter in the laboratory. These experiments address fundamental aspects of strong-interaction physics: the nuclear equation-of-state at high baryon densities, the in-medium modifications of hadrons, and the phase transition from hadronic to partonic degrees of freedom. These phenomena play an...