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Understanding neutron stars with terrestrial experiments

ECT* Colloquium
Speaker: 
Laura Fabbietti (Excellence Cluster, TUM, Munich)
Date: 
22 Oct 2015 - 14:30
Location: 
ECT* Conference room
Abstract: 

Experiments at accelerator facilities can be exploited to extract useful information to improve our understanding of the physics of neutron stars.
On the one hand, the study of neutron-rich nuclei can constrain both the symmetry energy parameter and infer on the properties of the neutron star crust, as nuclear resonances help in this direction. On the other hand, the study of strangeness within hyper nuclei or produced in dense nuclear matter is useful to test different Equations-of-State and scenarios concerning the possible presence of strangeness in the core of neutron stars.
The up to date available experimental information and its link to the physics of neutron stars will be reviewed during this talk.