Free Meson Seminars

Unravelling high-density matter with binary neutron star mergers

by Prof. Ritam Mallick (IISER, Bhopal)

Thursday, July 11, 2024 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
at AG 69 and on zoom
The quest to understand the properties of matter at high density has intrigued physicists for more than a few decades. The problem is complicated, as having a proper theory describing it is challenging. Earth-based experiments to probe such densities are yet to materialize. One of the naturally occurring laboratories where such matter exists is the cores of a neutron star. Binary neutron star mergers have opened the area of multimessenger astrophysics and given us the hope of unraveling the matter properties at high density. In this talk, we will discuss the binary neutron star simulation and how post-merger signals can be used to probe matter properties at high density. It will focus on different aspects of the high-density matter, its properties, the prospect of confinement-deconfinement phase transition, and more. Finally, we will evaluate the prospect of detecting them with present and future detectors.