Andrew W. Steiner

Theoretical nuclear astrophysics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Dec. 2019: I was just awarded the UTK College of Arts and Sciences "Senior Career Award for Research and Creative Achievement".


Group Members

Research in theoretical nuclear astrophysics

My research group studies how neutron star observations can be used to understand how neutrons and protons interact and how nuclear physics plays a role in astrophysical objects and processes. Recently, we have

  • determined how the equation of state and superfluid nature of dense matter is determined by neutron star observations,
  • helped determine how nuclear masses are constrained by observed abundances of r-process nuclei,
  • and combined modern theoretical results on neutron matter and neutron star observations to make predictions for neutron star tidal deformabilities for LIGO.