Dec 11 – 15, 2023
Tsung-Dao Lee Institute
Asia/Shanghai timezone

Quark degrees of freedom in neutron stars

Dec 15, 2023, 9:05 AM
Hall # 8

Hall # 8

Invited/Solicited talk in mini-symposium Neutron Stars


Gordon Baym (University of Illinois)


Recent neutron star observations coupled with the theoretical understanding emerging of the role that quark degrees of freedom play in supporting neutron stars are providing a consistent picture of neutron star interiors. An important key is the finding by the NICER telescope that massive neutron stars have considerably larger radius than nuclear degrees of freedom alone can explain. I will illustrate this picture with a discussion of modern quark-hadron crossover equations of state.

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Gordon Baym (University of Illinois)

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