Gravitational waves from binary neutron star mergers provide a new way to constrain the properties of dense matter. I will discuss density functional theory-based equations of state of dense matter, which account for the onset of hyperons, delta-resonances, and/or quarks, and how they can be constrained by the recent astrophysical data. I will further discuss universal relations among global parameters of neutron stars and the scenarios which allow us to set limits on their maximum mass using gravitational wave data.
The speaker for this event will lead the meeting remotely. All interested graduate students and faculty are invited to attend by convening in the INT seminar room (C-421).
Participants are also welcome to join via Zoom. Zoom link will be available via announcement email, or by contacting: amccoy10[at]uw.edu or gsj6[at]uw.edu.