ASTR 6000: NEUTRON STARS graduate seminar

Tue 2:10-3:00pm, in JILA 10B.
Instructor: Rosalba Perna

Course Description :

This is a graduate seminar on the topic of Neutron Stars. There will be two overview lectures given by the instructor, followed by weekly presentations by one or two students. Each presentation will be followed by a discussion (with questions to the presenter) involving the entire class. Grades will be assigned based on the quality of the presentation and the extent of class participation.

Course Timetable :

 
 

1

Aug. 25

General overview of the course. Intro to Neutron Stars: part I.

2

Sep. 1

Intro to Neutron Stars: part II.

3

Sep. 8

Intermittent pulsars: Susanna Kohler

4

Sep. 15

Electromagnetic fields in Neutron Stars: Jesse Lord

5

Sep. 22

GR effects in NS emission: Erin Zekis

6

Sep. 29

Double pulsar system and GR: Jordan Mirocha

7

Oct. 6

X-ray spectrum of accreting neutron stars: Greg Salvesen

8

Oct. 13

Neutron star statistics and selection effects in surveys: Julia Kamenetzky

9

Oct. 20

Guest lecture by Prof. John Bally on Pulsars as probes of the ISM

10

Oct. 27

Gravitational Waves from spinning neutron stars: Thomas Rogers

11

Nov. 3

Discussion of colloquium by S. Kulkarni on Charting the Transient Sky

12

Nov. 10

Discussion of colloquium by A. Soderberg on Supernovae and GRBs

13

Nov. 17

Models of Gamma-Ray Bursts from Neutron Stars: Karan Molaverdi

14

Dec. 1

Neutron star interior and equations of state: Ting Yan

15

Dec. 8

Guest lecture by Dr. Svetozar Zhekov on Supernova Remnants