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Astrophysics, Gravitation and Cosmology Seminar - Mark Alford (U. Wash. STL) "Desperately seeking equilibrium: the dynamics of warm nuclear matter"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Joaquin Vieira
Location
Loomis Lab 464
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Nov 29, 2023   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Mark Alford
Contact
Deanna Frye
E-Mail
ddebord@illinois.edu
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Physics - Astrophysics, Relativity, and Cosmology Seminar

In a neutron star merger, nuclear matter experiences dramatic changes in temperature and density that happen in milliseconds. Mergers therefore probe dynamical properties that may help us uncover the phase structure of ultra-dense matter. I will describe some of the relevant material properties, focusing on chemical (beta) equilibration and its consequences such as bulk viscosity and damping of oscillations.

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