July 31, 2018 to August 6, 2018
Maynooth University
Europe/Dublin timezone

Consequences of neutron star mergers for constraining the QCD equation of state

Aug 1, 2018, 11:30 AM
JH1 (Maynooth University)


Maynooth University

Invited plenary talk F: Nuclear and Astroparticle Physics Plenary


Luciano Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)


I will discuss the rapid recent progress made in modelling neutron stars in
binary system and show how the inspiral and merger of these systems is more
than a strong source of gravitational waves. Indeed, while the gravitational
signal can provide tight constraints on the equation of state for matter at
nuclear densities, the formation of a black-hole--torus system can explain much
of the phenomenology of short gamma-ray bursts, while the the ejection of
matter during the merger can shed light on the chemical enrichment of the
universe. Finally, I will review how our understanding on the maximum mass and
radii of neutron stars has improved with the detection of GW170817.

Primary author

Luciano Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Presentation materials