SLAC Colloquium Series

SLAC Colloquium Series


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Pulsar Astronomy with GLAST

Date: 9/12/2005

Professor Stephen Thorsett
University of California Santa Cruz

Despite their name, the rotation powered neutron stars called "radio pulsars" are actually most luminous in the hard x-ray and gamma-ray bands. GLAST will be the first high-energy satellite with sufficient sensitivity to detect and study large numbers of these pulsars. I will review GLAST's key science goals in pulsar astrophysics and summarize the extraordinary advances in low-energy pulsar surveys since the days of CGRO.

Last update: October 03, 2013