Seminar Details

"Transport properties of cool dense matter and observable aspects of neutron star evolution"

Sanjay Reddy, INT - University of Washington
Tuesday, November 13, 1:30 PM - Nuclear Science Seminar
Biomedical & Physical Sciences Bldg., Rm. 1400
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I will provide an overview of phases of matter at high density, their transport properties, and its relation to observable aspects of neutron star birth and evolution. The transport of heat and oscillation mode frequencies of the solid and superfluid phase of matter in the inner crust may be relevant for interpreting recent observations of accreting and magnetized neutron stars. I will describe in more detail a low-energy theory to calculate these properties and highlight the role of superfluidity and nuclear interactions. If time permits, I will also discuss very early (pro to-neutron star) and late time cooling of isolated neutron stars and the physics of high-density matter that plays a role.