Neutron stars and stellar mergers as a laboratory for dense QCD matter

  title={Neutron stars and stellar mergers as a laboratory for dense QCD matter},
  author={A. Vuorinen},
  journal={arXiv: Nuclear Theory},
Neutron star observations, including direct mass and radius measurements as well as the analysis of gravitational wave signals emitted by stellar mergers, provide valuable and unique insights into the properties of strongly interacting matter at high densities. In this proceedings contribution, I review recent efforts to systematically constrain the equation of state (EoS) of dense nuclear and quark matter using a combination of ab initio particle and nuclear physics calculations and… Expand
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