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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: Tuesday, 6 January 2009
Time: 16:00
Where: McGill University
  Ernest Rutherford Physics Building, R.E. Bell Conference Room (room 103)

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