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

Transport in Dense Nuclear Matter

Aug 1, 2018, 5:00 PM
Hall D (Arts Bldg.)

Hall D

Arts Bldg.

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


Stephan Stetina


Refined calculations of transport phenomena are likely to be in demand in the emerging era of multi-messenger neutron star observations. The outer core of neutron stars presumably consists of a dense plasma comprised of degenerate electrons, muons, protons, and neutrons. Transport phenomena in this region are of particular phenomenological relevance as they impact the damping of hydrodynamic modes and r-modes, the thermal relaxation, and the spin evolution of neutron stars. In this talk, the microscopic physics that determine transport such as screening and damping effects are briefly reviewed. A particular focus is placed on the impact of electron-neutron scattering induced by medium effects.

Primary author


Prof. Reddy Sanjay (INT Seattle) Dr Ermal Rrapaj (University of Guelph)

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