Neutron stars and pulsars present the edge of the observable universe. Advances of observational techniques and of the theoretical understanding and modelling of involved physical processes asks for continuous discussion.

To initiate and stimulate comprehensive discussions on current topics of neutron star and pulsar research a one week workshop will take place in the Physikzentrum in Bad Honnef near Bonn (Germany) from May 14 - 19, 2006. The seminar will review in detail and with comprehensive talks the current status of pulsar and neutron star astronomy. The character of the seminar will be informal, i.e. we would like to encourage the participants, especially young students and post-docs, to contribute and cover a broad range of topics.

The seminar will include:

  • Invited review talks (35 min + 5 min discussion)
  • Contributed talks
  • Posters: generous space and time will be provided
  • Reporter talks, summarizing the main points of the relevant posters
  • Discussions

All invited review speaker will address the following points:

  1. What have we learned about the subject, and how did we learn it?
  2. What are the most important open questions in this area?
  3. What new tools, telescopes, observations, calculations are needed to answer these questions?

Invited review talks will be published as Spinger Lecture Notes.

Scientific Organizing Committee:

  • Werner Becker, Axel Jesner, Harald Lesch, and Joachim Trümper

Local organizing committee: David Hui, Regina Huang


The 363 - Heraeus-Seminar is sponsored by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation and co-sponsored by the Max-Planck Institute für extraterrestrische Physik (MPE).

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