Magnetospheres of Neutron Stars

Andrei Beloborodov

Columbia University

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: Mardi, le 6 janvier 2009
Heure: 16:00
Lieu: Université McGill
  Ernest Rutherford Physics Building, R.E. Bell Conference Room (room 103)