Using Neutron Stars as a Laboratory to Determine the Properties of Dense Matter
presented by Dr. Andrew W. Steiner, University of Tennessee in Knoxville
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7:30 - 8:30pm, Woods Labs 216
It is only through observations of neutron stars that we can study matter that is both more dense than the centers of atomic nuclei and colder than billions of degrees Kelvin. Measuring the size of several neutron stars gives us important insight into the pressure of cold and dense matter. In this talk I will introduce neutron stars and how they are teaching us about strong interactions, gravitational waves, and superfluidity.
Andrew W. Steiner is a Joint Faculty Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (UTK) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He received a PhD degree from Stony Brook University in 2002 and joined the faculty of the Physics and Astronomy Department at UTK in 2015. He is an expert at the aspects of neutron star structure and evolution that involve nuclear physics. Further details about his research can be found at http://web.utk.edu/~asteine1/