### Conveners

#### Evening session - Parallel B

- Scott Ransom (NRAO, USA)

Prof.
Peter Gonthier
(Hope College)

3/24/14, 5:00 PM

We present preliminary results of a population statistics study of normal pulsars (NP) from the Galactic disk using Markov Chain Monte Carlo techniques. The model parameters are varied to maximize the log of the likelihood obtained from the comparisons of two and one dimensional distributions of radio and gamma-ray pulsar characteristics. The computer code simulates neutron stars at birth...

Miguel Gullón
(University of Alicante)

3/24/14, 5:15 PM

The neutron star zoo has witnessed a continuous increase in the number of species during the last decades, as more sensitive
instruments were developed, in particular in the high energy band (Fermi-LAT, XMM-Newton, Chandra...).
Despite the observational diversity, a consistent theory must be able to explain the different manifestations in terms of different initial conditions...

Dr
Ricardo Heras
(University College London)

3/24/14, 6:00 PM

Millisecond pulsars, radio pulsars, and magnetars are distinct classes of neutron stars that currently exhibit different periods, magnetic fields and space velocities. In my talk, I speculate with the idea that these current properties of neutron stars could have had similar values during the birth of these stars. I develop a relatively simple model based on the assumption that neutron stars...

Dr
Miroslav Shaltev
(Albert Einstein Institute, Hannover)

3/24/14, 6:15 PM

Isolated neutron stars are possible sources of continuous gravitational
waves. If the source parameters are known, a putative signal can be
searched at negligible computing cost. For unknown source parameters,
the weakness of the expected signal combined with the large parameter
space
to search yields an unfeasible computing cost for fully coherent
search techniques.
Therefore...