Veronica Dexheimer
Veronica Dexheimer
Associate Professor
Department of Physics
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242 USA

vdexheim {at} kent.edu
Office: 209 Smith Hall
Phone: +1.330.672.2596
My Publications

Curriculum Vitae (Aug 2021)

Research Interests
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Astrophysics
  • High Energy Physics

Education
  • 2009 - PhD Physics, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University - Frankfurt an Main, Germany ; Dissertation topic Chiral Symmetry Restoration and Deconfinement in Neutron Stars
  • 2006 - MS Physics, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil ; Thesis topic: Nuclear Matter Compressibility in Neutron Stars
  • 2003 - BS Physics, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Places I've worked
2020-present
Associate Professor, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA
2013-2020
Assistant Professor, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA
2012
Researcher, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil
2010-2012
Visiting Assistant Professor, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg PA, USA
2008-2010
Adjunct Professor, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg PA, USA

Tabulated Equations of State
Information about CMF EoS
CompOSE EoS Instruction Manual
3D Tabulated CMF EoS's (2x)
1D Tabulated CMF EoS's (16x)


External links
PHAROS: The multi-messenger physics and astrophysics of neutron stars
JINA: The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics

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Matter at Extreme Densities

Neutron stars are very dense objects. One teaspoon of their material would have a mass of five billion tons. Their gravitational force is so strong that if an object were to fall from just one meter high, it would hit the surface of the respective neutron star at 2 thousand kilometers per second. In such dense bodies, different particles from the ones present in atomic nuclei, the nucleons, can exist. These particles are hyperons, that contain non-zero strangeness and, if the density is high enough to deconfine them, quarks.

Below, astronomical objects containing extremely dense matter are shown in the QCD phase diagram (pink bubbles). On the vertical axis is the temperature and on the horizontal axis is the chemical potential (or density) of matter. The grey bubbles exemplify the early universe and different environments created in the lab.