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Veronica Dexheimer

Assistant Professor

Dr. Dexheimer is a theoretical astrophysicist.  She specializes in the study of finite temperature/density matter.  Her research focus has been on the properties and dynamics of neutron stars and proto-neutron stars.  In such dense bodies, particles different from the ones present in atomic nuclei, the nucleons, become important. These particles can be hyperons, that contain non-zero strangeness, or broader resonances. There can also be different states of matter inside neutron star, such as meson condensates and, if the density is high enough to deconfine the nucleons, quark matter. As new degrees of freedom appear in the system, different aspects of matter have to be taken into account.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Recent Publications

  • Bulk Properties of a Fermi Gas in a Magnetic Field. Michael Strickland, Veronica Dexheimer, Debora P. Menezes. Published in Phys. Rev. D 86: 125032, 2012.
  • Hybrid Stars in a Strong Magnetic Field. V. Dexheimer, R. Negreiros, S. Schramm. Published in Eur.Phys.J. A48: 189, 2012.
  • Quark core impact on hybrid star cooling. Rodrigo Negreiros, V.A. Dexheimer, S. Schramm. Published in Phys.Rev. C85: 035805, 2012.
  • Neutron Stars with Small Radii - the Role of Delta Resonances. Torsten Schurhoff, Stefan Schramm and Veronica Dexheimer. Published in Astrophys. Journ. Lett. 724: 74-77, 2010.
  • Modeling Hybrid Stars with an SU(3) non-linear sigma model. Rodrigo Picanco Negreiros, V.A. Dexheimer and S. Schramm. Published in Phys.Rev. C 82: 035803, 2010.
  • Kaon properties in (proto)neutron stars. Amruta Mishra, Arvind Kumar, Sambuddha Sanyal, V. Dexheimer and Stefan Schramm. Published in Eur. Phys. J. A 45: 169-177, 2010.
  • Hydrodynamics with a chiral hadronic equation of state including quark degrees of freedom. J. Steinheimer, V. Dexheimer, H. Petersen, M. Bleicher, S. Schramm and H. Stoecker. Published in Phys. Rev. C 81: 044913, 2010.
  • Novel Approach to Modeling Hybrid Stars. V.A. Dexheimer and S. Schramm. Published in Phys. Rev. C 81: 045201, 2010.

Full publication list from the InSpires HEP database

Research Areas
  • Astrophysics
  • Neutron Stars
  • Supernovae
  • Dense QCD Matter
Veronica Dexheimer
OFFICE
Department of Physics
Smith Hall 209
CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-672-2596
Fax: 330-672-2959
COURSES TEACHING
Spring 2014
  • PHY 13002 - 001 General College Physics Ii
  • PHY 13012 - 001 College Physics Ii
  • PHY 44802 - 001 Astrophysics
  • PHY 80098 - 009 Research
Summer 2014
  • PHY 60098 - 068 Research
Fall 2014
  • PHY 13002 - 001 General College Physics Ii
  • PHY 13012 - 001 College Physics Ii
  • PHY 21430 - 001 Frontiers In Astronomy