Seminari dell'Amaldi Research Center

How many families of compact stars are there?

by Alessandro Drago (INFN di Ferrara)

Aula Conversi (Dipartimento di Fisica - Ed. G.Marconi)

Aula Conversi

Dipartimento di Fisica - Ed. G.Marconi

I will discuss the so-called two-families scenario in which stars having
small radii and masses smaller than a critical one are made of hadrons
while the most massive stars are strange quark stars. I will present the
main phenomenological implications of that scenario and I will also
compare it to the so-called twin-stars scenario. In particular, I will
present the many predictions of the two-families scenario that will most
likely allow the confirmtion or ruling out of that scheme in the next few
Organized by

Gianluca Cavoto, Raffaella Schneider

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