Dr. Matthias Hempel, University of Basel, Switzerland

Clusters and phase transitions in the supernova EoS

The low density EoS of supernova matter is governed by the nuclear liquid-gas phase transition, that is also connected to cluster formation. At high densities, a phase transition to deconfined quark matter can occur. I will discuss some basic aspects of these two phase transition, how they can be implemented in supernova simulations, and the possible effects they can have on the supernova dynamics.