The collapse behavior of neutron star mergers and the QCD phase transition

by Prof. Dr. Andreas Bauswein (Zoom Meeting ID:886 0167 6852   Password: 680019)

We describe generally the collapse behavior of neutron star mergers, which is quantitatively expressed by the threshold binary mass for prompt black formation. We discuss general dependencies of the threshold mass and sketch applications for instance for the equation of state constraints. Moreover, we describe the impact of the hadron-quark phase transition on the collapse behavior and postmerger gravitational wave emission.