Magnetospheres of Neutron Stars
Magnetospheres of neutron stars produce bright pulsating radiation from radio waves to gamma-rays. The energy release in the magnetosphere occurs through an electron-positron discharge. Recent progress in understanding these objects will be reviewed. Two types of pulsars will be discussed: rotationally powered and magnetically powered.
Date: Tuesday, 6 January 2009 Time: 16:00 Where: McGill University Ernest Rutherford Physics Building, R.E. Bell Conference Room (room 103)