MUSES: Modular Unified Solver of the Equation of State


MUSES is a new NSF-funded large collaboration project that is developing a new cyberinfrastructure to provide the scientific community novel tools to answer critical interdisciplinary questions in nuclear physics, gravitational wave astrophysics, and heavy-ion physics.


This site serves as the hub for the MUSES collaboration services and developer community. Click here for information about MUSES organization and events.

Mission Statement

MUSES is an interdisciplinary team of physics experts in lattice QCD, nuclear physics, gravitational wave astrophysics, relativistic hydrodynamics, and computer science experts in programming and front-end development. The goal of the collaboration is to help find answers to questions that bridge nuclear physics, heavy-ion physics, and gravitational phenomena such as: what exists within the core of a neutron star? What temperatures are reached when two neutron stars collide? What can nuclear experiments with heavy-ion collisions teach us about the strongest force in nature and neutron stars?

Image credit: Carl Knox, OzGrav ARC Centre of Excellence

Collaboration Tools and Services

Community Forum

Engage and connect with the MUSES collaboration and growing open source community on our Discourse forum.

Collaboration cloud storage

A dedicated Nextcloud server provides a wealth of collaborative tools, including cloud file storage, group calendars, and many more via installable Nextcloud apps.


Users can launch dedicated JupyterLab servers, providing a powerful platform to process data using the high-performance computers at NCSA. A custom Universal Worker Service API server provides asynchronous parallel processing via Kubernetes Jobs, with support for NCSA Delta coming soon.

Community chat and teleconferencing

Matrix is the frontier of free, open source, and decentralized communications. Our homeserver will host the MUSES space and any rooms created for general discussion, support, and outreach, while providing a federated way for the general public to connect with the project.

Collaborative documents

Real-time, collaborative document editing is a valuable tool for brainstorming, drafting publications, and more. Our HedgeDoc-powered service brings this productivity to the collaboration, with the convenience of optional public document editing.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. OAC-2103680. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.