Magnetic Explosions in Different Neutron Star Classes [speaker: Nanda Rea, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC), Barcelona]

Date: 
Tuesday, April 24, 4:00pm
Location: 
Marlar Lounge 37-252

Abstract:
In this talk I will review the state of the art of strongly magnetic neutron stars, aka magnetars, both from an observational and theoretical perspective. Magnetars represent the most extreme magnets we know in the Universe, and are unique laboratories to test our physics in strong magnetic and gravitational regimes. Recently different neutron star classes showed magnetar-like emission, prompting many questions on the possible ubiquitous presence of extreme fields on the surface of most of the pulsars.

Host: Fred Baganoff