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Neutron Stars as Laboratories for Nuclear and Particle Physics

Sanjay Reddy, University of Washington and the Institute of Nuclear Theory
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 4:00pm
PAT C-520

I will discuss efforts to interpret recent gravitational wave and x-ray observations of neutron stars using advances in theory and modeling. These studies have provided new insights into the sound speed in dense matter and low-temperature properties such as its specific heat. Neutron stars can also be excellent sites to look for dark matter. I will briefly discuss harnessing neutron star observations to constrain or discover dark matter candidates with sub-GeV masses. I will conclude by highlighting the need for next-generation gravitational wave observatories such as Cosmic Explorer and Einstein Telescope and outline their discovery potential.

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