13-18 December 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

Formation of millisecond pulsars and double neutron stars

16 Dec 2015, 16:15
Level 0, Room 3 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level 0, Room 3

International Conference Centre Geneva


Thomas Tauris (Uni. Bonn)


Radio millisecond pulsars (MSPs) have been spun-up to very high rotation frequencies via accretion of mass and angular momentum from a companion star in a binary system. In this talk, I will review the formation of MSPs and discuss recent observational and theoretical challenges in understanding their formation and evolution via the standard recycling scenario. I will discuss MSP properties like spin periods, masses and orbital characteristics, and also briefly discuss new developments related to our understanding of the formation of double neutron star systems.

Primary author

Thomas Tauris (Uni. Bonn)

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