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

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

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

JH1

Maynooth University

Invited plenary talk F: Nuclear and Astroparticle Physics Plenary

Speaker

Luciano Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Description

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