Recent progress on the accurate determination of the equation of state of neutron and nuclear matter

Paolo Armani, Alexey Yu Illarionov, Diego Lonardoni, Francesco Pederiva, Stefano Gandolfi, Kevin Schmidt, Stefano Fantoni

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Abstract

The problem of accurately determining the equation of state of nuclear and neutron matter at density near and beyond saturation is still an open challenge. In this paper we will review the most recent progress made by means of Quantum Monte Carlo calculations, which are at present the only ab-initio method capable to treat a sufficiently large number of particles to give meaningful estimates depending only on the choice of the nucleon-nucleon interaction. In particular, we will discuss the introduction of density-dependent interactions, the study of the temperature dependence of the equation of state, and the possibility of accurately studying the effect of the onset of hyperons by developing an accurate hyperon-nucleon and hyperon-nucleon-nucleon interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012014
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume336
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event13th Conference on Theoretical Nuclear Physics in Italy - Cortona, Italy
Duration: Apr 6 2011Apr 8 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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