Apr 25 – 29, 2016
Istanbul
Europe/Istanbul timezone

Force-free magnetospheres of neutron stars

Apr 26, 2016, 2:40 PM
20m
Bogazici University-Rectorate Building (Istanbul)

Bogazici University-Rectorate Building

Istanbul

Boğaziçi University 34342 Bebek/Istanbul Turkey

Speaker

Dr Taner Akgün

Description

Evolution of magnetic fields in neutron stars depends strongly on the specific boundary conditions imposed at the stellar surface and the properties of the surrounding magnetosphere. In this talk, I will present various current-free (vacuum) and force-free models of neutron star magnetospheres, describe the resulting boundary conditions, and discuss their implications for the evolution of the neutron star magnetic field through simulations with a magneto-thermal evolution code.

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