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

Strange Quarks in Compact Stars

Aug 1, 2018, 5:20 PM
Hall D (Arts Bldg.)

Hall D

Arts Bldg.

Invited talk F: Nuclear and Astroparticle Physics Nuclear and Astroparticle Physics


Prof. Thomas Klaehn (California State University, Long Beach)


The appearance of strangeness in compact stars is uncertain in both, the nuclear and quark matter sector. While hyperons are sensitive to coupling constants, the threshold for the appearance of strange quark matter depends on both, coupling constants in the entire light quark sector and the way one models the deconfinement phase transition.
I will present how this can lead to ambiguities which may result in difficulties to interpret compact star data in favor of a particular scenario concerning the underlying inner structure.

Primary author

Prof. Thomas Klaehn (California State University, Long Beach)


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