Fast radio bursts and neutron stars

27 Sep 2017, 09:30
25m
Blokhintsev Hall (4rd floor, BLTP) (DUBNA)

Blokhintsev Hall (4rd floor, BLTP)

DUBNA

DUBNA RUSSIA

Speaker

Prof. Sergey Popov (Moscow State University, Sternberg Astronomical Institute)

Description

Fast radio bursts are enigmatic millisecond radio flares observed since 2007, however, there origin is still unknown. Many models have been proposed. At the moment all leading hypothesis are related to neutron stars: magnetar bursts, supergiant pulses of PSRs, NS coalescence, supramassive NSs and so on. I briefly review these ideas, and then focus on magnetars and young radio pulsars as potential sources of FRBs.

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