Bursting and cool slowly rotating stellar zombies

Specific Seminar - Curriculum 1
24 April 2024
Start time 
4:00 pm
National PhD Programme - Space Science and Technology - SST
Target audience: 
University community
Contact person: 
Prof. Carlo Baccigalupi
Contact details: 
National PhD in Space Science and Technology - Secretariat
+39 0461 281504 - 283566


Prof. Nanda Rea, research professor for the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas and Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya


Pulsars are unique astronomical laboratories where the most extreme gravity and electromagnetism can be probed. The study of these objects transcends the traditional astrophysical approach and requires a multidisciplinary effort that spans from particle and nuclear physics to astrophysics, from experiment to theory, from gravitational waves to the electromagnetic spectrum. I will review in this seminar what pulsars are, their observational characteristics, as well as recent important discoveries in the field concerning extremely cold pulsars, and new puzzling radio periodic bursters that challenge classical pulsar emission and evolution theories.

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The Trento International School on Observation of the Earth and of the Universe (TISOEU) is an educational facility focused on the Sciences of the Earth and the Universe. It realizes initiatives for the scientific community, for undergraduate and doctoral students, as well as for stakeholders.