Episode 39: Pasta Matter With Sean Martin

Posted Dec 7, 2013 by bn



So if you drill into a neutron star what will you see? The answer is fun. As the pressure increases, the electrons get squished into the protons making neutrons… and so as the pressure increases the number of protons (and electrons) decreases… and the nucleons form themselves into STRANGE structures. these structures are often described as “PASTA” because sometimes it looks like gnocchi, sometimes like spaghetti, sometimes like lasagne.

Our guest is Sean Martin. A pal of mine and a real cool dude.

Physicists: Jocelyn Read, Andrew Steiner


Intro Music: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists 

Exit Music: John Vanderslice 

Transcript: Ep_39_Pasta_Stars