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Network in Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) Seminar
Transport in Neutron Star Mergers
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 2:00 pm
Speaker: Alexander Haber, Washington University in St. Louis
Abstract: Transport processes in hot and dense matter are an important way to improve our understanding of fundamental interactions and might be accessible via gravitational wave observations. In this talk I will especially focus on modified and direct Urca processes in nuclear matter under conditions that we expect in binary neutron star mergers. Nuclear Urca processes have shown to be a potential significant source of bulk viscosity under merger conditions. I will explain how a correct relativistic treatment can alter the rates and the true beta equilibrium significantly.
Host: Baha Balantekin
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