EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 137, 2017XIIth Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum
|Number of page(s)||14|
|Published online||22 March 2017|
Constraining gravity with hadron physics: neutron stars, modified gravity and gravitational waves
Univ. Complutense de Madrid, Dept. Física Teórica I. Fac. CC. Físicas, Avda. de las Ciencias 1, 28040 Madrid, Spain.
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Published online: 22 March 2017
The finding of Gravitational Waves (GW) by the aLIGO scientific and VIRGO collaborations opens opportunities to better test and understand strong interactions, both nuclear-hadronic and gravitational. Assuming General Relativity holds, one can constrain hadron physics at a neutron star. But precise knowledge of the Equation of State and transport properties in hadron matter can also be used to constrain the theory of gravity itself. I review a couple of these opportunities in the context of modified f (R) gravity, the maximum mass of neutron stars, and progress in the Equation of State of neutron matter from the chiral effective field theory of QCD.
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