STRONG 2020 public lecture series
In this talk I will discuss how all the two body interactions containing a strange quarks that can be measured at the LHC and how these studies provide a fundamental reference for the equation of state of neutron stars. The measurement of correlations in momentum space (femtoscopy)
applied to particle pairs produced in pp and p-Pb collisions at the LHC by the ALICE collaboration has revealed an unexpected sensitivity to the study of short-range strong interactions.
Such interactions play possibly a role in the physics of neutron stars (NS), since the production of hyperons within the innermost core of NS depends on the interplay of two- and three-body interactions. Current results and future perspective at the LHC will be discussed in the context of the equation of state of neutron stars.