Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268

Wed., December 07, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. (refreshments at 10:40 a.m.)

Nucleons, Nuclear Matter and Quark Matter: a unified approach

Sarah Lawley, Jefferson Lab, Newport News, VA
Bldg. 6008 Conference Room

We use an effective quark model to describe both hadronic matter and deconfined quark matter. Using phase diagrams to illustrate the transitions to normal quark matter and to color superconducting quark matter, we calculate the equations of state and corresponding neutron star properties. We find that the internal properties of the nucleon have important implications for the equation of state.