Jun 17 – 21, 2019
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Gravitational Waves signal Strange Quark Matter in Binary Neutron Star Mergers

Jun 19, 2019, 11:20 AM


Horst Stoecker (FIAS Goethe Universitaet GSI)


The MAGIC similarity between relativistic heavy ion collisions and binary neutron star mergers is presented. Analogous dense matter equations of state, eos, yield in both, the astrophysical and the laboratory-on- earth scenario nearly identical compression, heating and isentropic expansion curves. It is demonstrated that the conjectured transition from baryonic to quark(-yonic) matter is signaled by the collapse of flow and by chirps in the gravitational waves, respectively.

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Horst Stoecker (FIAS Goethe Universitaet GSI)

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