Seminar
Magnetar candidates: new discoveries open new questions

Dr. Nanda Rea

Abstract

I will review our current knowledge of soft gamma repeaters (SGR) and anomalous X-ray pulsars (AXP), two peculiar classes of pulsars believed to be 'magnetars', i.e. neutron stars powered by a huge magnetic field. Recent studies of transient events from SGRs and AXPs allowed a large jump in our understanding of these objects, although they also prompted new unanswered questions. In particular, the recent discovery of a low magnetic field magnetar is causing a re-think of some of the basic ingredients of the magnetar model.

About the talk

Magnetar candidates: new discoveries open new questions
Dr. Nanda Rea
Institut de Ciencies de l'Espai, Spain
Tuesday January 24, 2012 - 0:00  (Aula)
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