The Equation of State of Compact Stars

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 727

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Guest Editor
Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences, 31-342 Krakow, Poland
Interests: compact stars; dense matter; equation of state

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The determination of the equation of state of compact stars is a modern, active field of research. Great development has been achieved by the recent multimessenger astronomy observations as well as by modern laboratory experiments. The necessary data include, for instance, detected gravitational radiation from merging neutron stars, radio, and X-ray emissions that are complemented by measurements of nuclear quantities in heavy ion collisions, nucleon scattering, and nuclear masses.

Nevertheless, there are many topics related to the composition of compact stars that urgently require detailed examination. We expect more observational and empirical data in the near future; thus, an account of the state of the art of this field is in order. As the Guest Editor, I would like to call for article contributions addressing the physics of compact star matter and related phenomena.

Submit your paper and select the Journal “Symmetry” and the Special Issue “The Equation of State of Compact Stars” via: MDPI submission system. Our papers will be published on a rolling basis and we will be pleased to receive your submission once you have finished it.

Dr. David Edwin Alvarez Castillo
Guest Editor

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  • matter in canonical neutron star
  • the role of quantities such as nuclear incompressibility, nuclear symmetry energy, and nuclear effective mass
  • Nature of phase transitions in hybrid compact stars: first order, crossover
  • critical end points in the QCD phase diagram
  • dense matter in heavy ion collisions
  • hybrid stars in disconnected branches of the mass–radius diagram
  • quark stars with and without strangeness
  • impact of the EoS in compact star cooling processes
  • EoS with hyperon and boson content
  • hot dense nuclear matter in proto-compact stars and in mergers
  • methods of EoS determination from observables: Bayesian analyses, neural networks, machine learning approaches, effective field theories
  • dense matter in rotating compact stars
  • probing the compact star EoS with gravitational waves
  • the equation of state under the framework of alternative theories of gravity
  • dark matter in the compact star EoS

Published Papers

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