CfA Colloquium Schedule Spring 2009
 2 April 2009

2 April 2009

Speaker: Vicky Kaspi (McGill)

Title: Sackler Lecture:
Magnetars: Progress and Puzzles

Abstract: The past decade has brought recognition that neutron stars have much more diverse observational properties than was previously realized. In particular, evidence for the existence of "magnetars," ultra-highly magnetized, isolated young neutron stars is now compelling. In this talk, I will review the evidence for the existence of magnetars, highlighting successes of the magnetar model in observations primarily of the so-called Anomalous X-ray Pulsars. However I will also describe the currently remaining puzzles in the field, of which there are many.

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