Paulo Bedaque, University of Maryland
October 15, 2013

Matter of any kind, when compressed enough, turns into "neutron matter". This is what is believed to happen in the interior of neutron stars. The physics of neutron matter is dominated by the strong interactions (QCD) in its non-perturbative regime and, as such, has resisted theoretical analysis for decades. We will discuss how some aspects of neutron matter are beginning to be understood by a combination of low energy effective field theory methods and observations.

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