Probing the behavior of strongly interacting matter at the highest densities

S@INT Seminar

The cores of the most massive neutron stars contain the densest matter in the universe. What is possible to learn about the behavior of matter near these densities? In this talk, I will discuss two recent papers that study this question. In the first half, I focus on the interplay between information from perturbative-QCD calculations and astrophysical data and how these jointly constrain the behavior of matter in the vicinity of the maximum neutron-star density. In the second half, I turn to the post-merger phase of a binary neutron-star merger and highlight a new way to pinpoint the maximum pressure and densities probed in nature.

This event will take place in the INT seminar room (C-421). All interested graduate students and faculty are invited to attend.

Participants are also welcome to join via Zoom. Zoom link will be available via announcement email, or by contacting prau[at] or yfuji[at]

Tyler Gorda
Goethe-Universit├Ąt Frankfurt - Institute for Theoretical Physics
INT Seminar Room (C421)