Simulations of core-collapse supernovae require large pre-computed equation of state tables to describe the properties of matter in a wide range of conditions. However, many of the currently available tables are inconsistent with recent nuclear experiments and neutron star radius observations. In collaboration with M. Hempel (Basel) and T. Fischer (Wroclaw), we constructed two new equation of state tables (SFHo and SFHx) which match the binding energy and charge radii of ground-state nuclei and also produce neutron star radii which are consistent with recent observations.
Our results are published in Astrophys. J. 774 (2013) 17.