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Neutron-rich matter: constraints from nuclear physics and astrophysics
The 2013 ECT* Doctoral Training Program will focus on the physics of neutron-rich matter, where an improved understanding is emerging due to progress in nuclear physics and astrophysics. In a 6-week program of lectures by international experts in the field and interactive problem solving, the Doctoral Training Program will bring these developments to Ph.D. students. The lectures will cover topics on the physics of neutron stars and X-ray bursts, the physics of the neutron star crust, the impact of neutron star properties in astrophysical simulations, constraints of neutron-rich matter from nuclear forces, constraints from universal connections with cold atom experiments at low densities, quantum chromodynamics at very high densities and lattice constraints on the phase diagram, advances in effective theories of quantum chromodynamics, and experimental constraints on neutron-rich systems and dense matter, both from neutron-rich nuclei and from heavy-ion collisions. These represent exciting topics in the field and will be uniquely combined at a Ph.D. student level at the 2013 ECT* Doctoral Training Program in Trento. Students will have ample opportunity to interact with the lecturers outside the formal lecture period and in addition ECT* staff will be on hand to assist in tutorials and problem sessions. Students will have access to the computing facilities of ECT* and will be given the time and opportunity to continue working on their own Ph.D. project. The program will extend over six weeks in the spring of 2013. It is aimed at students who are in the process of obtaining a Ph.D. in an area related to the theme of the DTP. Enquiries can be addressed to: ECT* staff Serena degli Avancini (firstname.lastname@example.org) and for scientific matters to Achim Schwenk (email@example.com).