Prof. Rachid Ouyed (Univ. of Calgary) visit our group and give colloquium speech

Apr 9, 2010

Astrophysical signatures of quark-matter phase transitions (the Quark-Nova)”

Supernova explosions of massive stars are generally thought to leave behind either a black hole or a neutron star. However, allowing for a quark star phase (via a Quark-Nova explosion) leads to a dual-shock phenomena (the supernova shock followed by the Quark-Nova shock) with unique astrophysical implications.

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