May 13 – 19, 2018
Venice, Italy
Europe/Zurich timezone
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The Cosmic Quarks

May 16, 2018, 12:50 PM
Sala Volpi, 1st Floor (Palazzo del Casinò)

Sala Volpi, 1st Floor

Palazzo del Casinò

Parallel Talk QCD at high temperature QCD at high temperature


Prof. Bikash Sinha (Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre)


There are at least three sources of cosmic quarks in the universe. One, the quark
nuggets which may survive beyond a certain baryon number during the phase
transition from quarks to hadrons microseconds after the big bang. These quark
nuggets can very well be candidate of cold dark matter and these nuggets consist of
strange quarks.
Second, the interior of the neutron star may well be made of quarks due to very
very high pressure. It is further shown that the interior of heavy neutron star,
recently discovered ≈ 2M⊙, with an appropriate equation of state, can also be made
of quark core.
Finally, using the property of colour entanglement among quarks it is entirely
possible to have free orphan quarks roaming around in the cosmos. Some better
understanding of dark energy and dark matter is possible with these entangled
orphan quarks.

Content type Theory
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Prof. Bikash Sinha (Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre)

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