INT Workshop INT-22r-2a
Neutron Rich Matter on Heaven and Earth
Note to applicants: This is a "in-person" only workshop. There will be no virtual component. Please be aware that all participants must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 upon arrival to the INT.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that due to ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, this workshop may be cancelled or rescheduled.
“How does subatomic matter organize itself?” and “What are the new states of matter at exceedingly high density and temperature?” are two of the central questions animating nuclear science today. Neutron stars are cosmic laboratories uniquely poised to answer these fundamental questions in this new era of multimessenger astronomy. Enormous progress in theory, experiment, and observation make this new era particularly fruitful for the determination of the equation of state of neutron-rich matter.
This program is truly multidisciplinary as it addresses fundamental questions in fields as diverse as astrophysics, gravitational physics, nuclear physics, and particle physics. The program overarching goal is to capitalize on recent discoveries that have strengthened the connection between nuclear physics an astrophysics, particularly in the area of dense, neutron-rich matter. Among the recent highlights are the most precise determination of the neutron skin of neutron-rich nuclei using electroweak probes, the identification of the most massive neutron star to date, the simultaneous determination of the mass and radius of neutron stars, and the detection of gravitational waves from the binary merger of neutron stars.
This event has been conducted during two different time periods. Part 1 ran during the first two-weeks of July of 2022. This is workshop is considered Part 2.