Astrophysics at the highest densities
Quark stars, made of quark matter, are an exciting new class of
compact objects that contain matter at the highest densities. Strong
interaction theory dictates that quark matter displays several interesting
phases at large chemical potential, making the physical properties of such
stars all the more interesting. I will discuss proposed observational
features of quark stars, the probability of their detection, as
well as some interesting connections to r-process nucleosynthesis.
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