Prof. David Blaschke

Towards an Equation of State for quarkyonic matter

Quarkyonic matter is , characterized by (approximate) chiral symmetry (almost massless quarks) and confinement so that it shall consist of hadrons with (almost) identical masses for chiral partners. This situation is expected to occur for matter at high densities above nuclear matter density and for temperatures below the deconfinement temperature of about 180 MeV, thus most relevant for compact star interiors, supernova collapse simulations and for future heavy-ion collision experiments as FAIR-CBM, low-energy RHIC or NICA-MPD. For those applications one would need an equation of state (EoS) for quarkyonic matter. In this talk we review the present status of our research towards a microscopic description of the EoS for quarkyonic matter.