Nuclear Astrophysics: Unknown Knowns


Legred, I. (2022). Nuclear Astrophysics: Unknown Knowns. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/22100093


Legred, Isaac. Nuclear Astrophysics: Unknown Knowns. Perimeter Institute, Oct. 06, 2022, https://pirsa.org/22100093


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:22100093,
            doi = {10.48660/22100093},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/22100093},
            author = {Legred, Isaac},
            keywords = {Strong Gravity},
            language = {en},
            title = {Nuclear Astrophysics: Unknown Knowns},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2022},
            month = {oct},
            note = {PIRSA:22100093 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Isaac Legred California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Talk Type Scientific Series


The advent of precise measurements of neutron star properties has led to an explosion in "nuclear astrophysics": studying the properties of high-density matter using astrophysical phenomena.  Remarkably, constraints provided by nuclear theory and experiment and high-energy astrophysical observations are now competitive (and often complementary) in constraining the equation of state (EoS) of matter at supernuclear densities.  On the astrophysical side, data have provided a clearer picture how these constraints are affected by the choice of modeling the EoS.  Specifically, the nuclear EoS in astrophysical analyses is usually modeled phenomenologically, and often using ad hoc assumptions.  I will discuss why these ad hoc assumptions will likely cause problems, considering the deluge of coming neutron-star measurements, by comparing these approaches to a data-driven, "nonparametric", model.

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