Nuclear equation of state and the structure of neutron stars

A.E.L. Dieperink, D. Van Neck, Y. Dewulf, V. Rodin
Nato Science series: Superdense QCD Matter and Compact Stars
20 (1), 1742-6588 | ISSN 1742-6588 (Print) ISSN 1742-6596 (Online)


The hadronic equation of state for a neutron star is discussed with a particular emphasis on the symmetry energy. The results of several microscopic approaches are compared and also a new calculation in terms of the self-consistent Green function method is presented. In addition possible constraints on the symmetry energy coming from empirical information from the neutron skin of finite nuclei are considered. | Invited talk presented at the Advanced Research Workshop on "Superdense QCD Matter and Compact Stars", Yerevan, Armenia, Sep 27 2003