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Sunday evening:
19:00 - 21:00
Get together (with buffet)
Monday morning: Structure of Neutron Stars:
Chair: H. Lesch
9:00 - 9:05
W. Becker (MPE, Germany)
9:05 - 9:20
Welcome by the Heraeus Foundation
Dr. E. Dreisigacker (Heraeus-Foundation, Hanau, Germany)
9:20 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:40
Thermal emission from cooling neutron stars
D. Page (Univ. of Mexico, Mexico)
10:40 - 11:10
coffee break
11:10 - 11:50
11:50 - 12:10
Neutron stars and quark stars: Two coexisting families of compact stars?
J. Schaffner-Bielich (Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany)
Monday afternoon: Radio emission from rotation-powered pulsars
Chair: A. Jessner
14:00 - 14:40
A review of the radio emission properties of pulsars
A. Lyne (Univ. of Manchester, Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK)
14:40 - 15:00
Pulsar surveys present and future: The Arecibo pulsar-ALFA survey and projected SKA survey
J. Deneva (Cornell University, USA)
15:00 - 15:20
The extreme radio emission of PSR B0656+14
P. Weltevrede (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
15:20 - 15:50
coffee break
16:50 - 16:30
The double-pulsar system PSR J0737-3039A/B: A unique lab for relativistic plasma and tests of general relativity
M. Kramer (Univ. of Manchester, Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK)
16:30 - 16:50
Amazing properties of giant pulses and the nature of pulsar's radio emission
V. Soglasnov (Lebedev Physical Institute Moscow, Russia)
16:50 - 17:10
Comparison of giant radio pulses in young pulsars and ms-Pulsars
A. Slowikowska (MPE, Germany)
17:10 - 17:30
Detailed studies of giant pulses from the milisecond pulsar B1937+21
V. Kondratiev (Lebedev Physical Institute Moscow, Russia)
17:30 - 17:50
How inclination angle affects the electrodynamics and statistics of radio pulsars
V. Beskin (Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow)
19:00 -23:00
Conference dinner on invitation by the Heraeus-Foundation
Tuesday morning: Particle Acceleration and Interactions
Chair: B. Rudak
9:00 - 9:40
High-Energy emission from the pulsar polar cap and slot gap
A. Harding (Goddard Space flight Center, Greenbelt, USA)
9:40 - 10:20
High-Energy radiation from pulsar and pulsar wind nebula
K.S. Cheng (Univ. of Hong Kong, China)
10:20 - 10:40
Particle accelerator in pulsar magnetospheres: A unification scheme of inner and outer gap models
K. Hirotani (TIARA, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
10:40 - 11:00
coffee break
11:00 - 11:40
Physics of drifting sub-pulses in radio pulsars
J. Kuijpers (Univ. of Nijmegen , Netherlands)
11:40 - 12:20
Tuesday afternoon: Pulsar Wind Nebulae and beyond - Observations & Theory
Chair: J. Gil
14:00 - 14:40
Pulsar wind nebulae and beyond: Multi-wavelength observations and theory
O.C. de Jager (North-West Uni., Potchesfstroom, South Afrika)
14:40 - 15:20
Theory of pulsar wind nebulae
J. Kirk (MPI for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany)
15:20 - 15:40
Polarisation of high-energy emission in a pulsar striped wind
J. Petrii (Max Planck Institut fü Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany)
15:40 - 16:10
coffee break
16:10 - 16:40
Poster summary / Theory
H. Lesch (Observatory of the Univeristy of Munich)
16:40 - 17:10
Poster summary / Observations
A. Jessner (MPIfR, Bonn, Germany)
17:10 - 18:30
Poster Session
Wednesday morning: Anomalous X-ray Pulsars & Soft Gamma-ray Repeater
Chair: J. Trümper
9:00 - 9:40
Understanding the Anomalous X-ray Pulsars in the
SGR1806-20 post-hyperflare era

G.L. Israel (Osservatorio Astronomica de Roma, Italy)
9:40 - 10:20
Soft Gamma-ray repeater
K. Hurley (Univ. Of California, Berkeley, USA)
10:20 - 10:50
coffee break
10:50 - 11:10
An alternative explanation of the Magnetars
W. Kundt (Astronomical Institut of the University of Bonn, Germany)
11:10 - 11:30
Magnetars versus radio pulsars: MHD stability in newborn highly magnetized neutron stars
U. Geppert (MPE, Germany)
Wednesday afternoon: 13:00 EXCURSION to Loreley/Rüdesheim am Rhein
Thursday morning: High Energy Emission from rotation-powered Pulsars
Chair: F. Haberl
9:00 - 9:40
X-ray studies of millisecond pulsars in Globular Clusters
J. Grindlay (CFA Harvard, USA)
9:40 - 10:00
X-rays from radio millisecond pulsars: Comptonized thermal emission?
S. Bogdanov
(CFA Harvard, USA)
10:00 - 10:40
Hard non-thermal X-ray /soft gamma-ray emission from anomalous X-ray pulsars
W. Hermsen (SRON Netherlands)
10:40 - 11:10
coffee break
11:10 - 11:30
X-ray emission properties of old pulsars
W. Becker (MPE, Germany)
11:30 - 11:50
The relationship between X-ray and radio emission in the Vela pulsar
A. Lommen (Franklin & Marshall College, USA)
11:50 - 12:10
PSR J1119-6127 and the X-ray emission from high magnetic field radio pulsars
M. Gonzales (McGill University, Canada)
12:10 - 12:30
Improved methods for modeling pulse shapes of accreting millisecond pulsars
D. Leahy (University of Calgary, Canada)
Thursday afternoon: High Energy Emission from rotation-powered Pulsars
Chair: W. Hermsen
14:00 - 14:40
Gamma-ray emission of pulsars: status and multi-wavelength context
G. Kanbach (MPE-Garching, Germany)
14:40 - 15:20
Theory of radiation transfer in neutron star atmospheres
V.E. Zavlin (Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, USA)
15:20 - 15:50
coffee break
15:50 - 16:10
Importance of Compton scattering to radiation spectra of isolated neutron stars
V. Suleimanov (University of Tübingen, Germany)
16:10 - 16:30
Recent observations of pulsar wind nebulae in EGRET error boxes
M. Roberts (Eureka Scientific, USA)
16:30 - 16:50
Drifting subpulses and thermal X-ray emission from the polar cap surface
J. Gil (University of Zielona Gora, Polan)
16:50 - 18:00
Poster session & Coffee
Friday morning: Isolated Neutron Stars (constraints on the equation of state from NS observations, isolated NS radii, high frequency QPOs in LMXB, burst oscillations)
Chair: D. Page
9:00 - 9:40
Surface emission from X-ray dim isolated neutron stars: The challange of simplicity
R. Turolla (Univ. Padova, Italy)
9:40 - 10:20
The magnificent 7 - similarities & differences
F. Haberl (MPE, Garching, Germany)
10:20 - 10:40
Accreting isolated neutron stars
N. Ikhsanov (University of Cambridge, UK)
10:40 - 11:10
coffee break
11:10 - 11:50
Radiation radii of neutron stars
J. Trümper (MPE, Garching, Germany)
Friday afternoon: Future observational prospects
Chair: G. Kanbach
14:00 - 14:40
Future Gamma-ray observations of pulsars and their environment
D.J. Thompson (Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, USA)
14:40 - 15:20
The prospects for X-ray polarimetry and its potential use for understanding neutron stars
M. Weisskopf (Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, USA)
15:20 - 15:50
coffee break
15:50 - 16:30
Observing gravitational waves from neutron stars
R. Prix (LIGO Collaboration, Albert-Einstein Inst. Potsdam).
16:30 - 16:50
LOFAR: A powerful tool for pulsar studies
B. Stappers
16:50 - 17:00
Conclusion and summary
W. Becker
Poster Contributions
Radio observations of Pulsars
Janssen Gemma
Glitch observations in slow pulsars
Karuppusamy R.
PuMa-II - Recent Observations
Kijak Jaroslaw
Rudak Bronislaw
Turn over in pulsar spectra around 1 GHz
Stappers Ben
Pulsars: A return to low frequencies
Kiziltan Bulent
Neutron star mass measurements
Kuzmin Arkady
Giant pulses of pulsars radio emission
Rubio-Herrera Eduardo
The 8gr8 Cygnus survey for new pulsars and RRATs
Vlemmings Wouter
Pulsar distances and velocities from VLBA astrometry
What is special about HBRPs - High Magnetic Field Radio Pulsars
Weltevrede Patrick
Drifting subpulses galore
Bassa Cees
The mass of a millisecond pulsar
Lommen Andrea
Observed luminosity difference between isolated and binary ms-pulsars
Kiziltan Bulent
The distribution of magnetic fields, ages and spin periods of millisecond pulsars
Wielebinski Richard
Spectra of millisecond pulsars
Aulbert Carsten
Finding binary millisecond pulsars with the Hough transform
X-ray observations of Pulsars
Hui C.Y.
Discovery of an X-ray nebula associated with PSR J2124-3358
Huang H.H.
Long-term X-ray observations of PSR B1259-63
Huang H.H.
XMM-Newton Observation of PSR B1957+20
Slowikowska Aga
INTEGRAL IBIS/ISGRI and JEM-X observations of PSR B0540-69
Yeh Lun-Wen
Model spectra of neutron star surface thernal emission
Gamma-ray observations of Pulsars
Grenier Isabelle
The pulsar contribution to the EGRET gamma-ray sources
Kiziltan Bulent
Neutron star physics with GLAST
Razzano Massimiliano
Gamma-ray pulsar simulations for the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (Glast)
Lemiere Anne
Constraint on the magnetic field evolution over time together with the initial spin-down period of the pulsar associated with the VHE nebula HESS J1825-137
Istomin Yakov
Gamma-ray bursts from a close pulsar binary system
Noutsos Aristeidis
Upper limits on the pulsed VHE gamma-ray emission from three radio pulsars investigated with the high energy stereoscopic system
Wang Wei
511keV line from MSPs in the Galactic center
Optical and multi-wavelength observations of Pulsars
Gries Markus
Search for neutron stars in deep optical pointings
Ali-Fuste Ester
Probing the age of 3C58 via multiwavelength observations
Venter Christo
Constraints on the parameters of the unseen pulsar in the PWN G0.9+0.1 from radio, X-ray and VHE gamma-ray observations
Keith Michael
Pulsar virtual observatory
Theory of pulsar emission
Eilek Jean
Radio emission physics in the Crab pulsar
Campana Riccardo
A multicomponent model for the optical to gamma-ray emission from the Crab pulsar
Takata Jumpei
Study on polarization of high-energy photons from the Crab pulsar
Ardavan Houshang
Occurrence of concurrent "orthogonal" polarization modes in the Lienard-Wichert field of a rotating superluminal source
Beskin Vasily
Force-free magnetosphere of an aligned rotator
Contopoulos Ioannis
Electromagnetic pulsar spin down
Dyks Jaroslaw
The natural "W" - a model for the specific shape of double notches
Wang Hong Guang
A numerical method to constrain multiband emission regions of pulsars
Hsu Pei-Chun
Electrodynamics of particle acceleration in pulsar magnetosphere
Stark Craig
Magnetized electron-positron plasmas
Bucciantini Niccolo
Relativistic MHD winds from rotating neutron stars
Istomin Yakov
Can a slow rotating neutron star be a radio pulsar?
Istomin Yakov
Evolution of the inclination angle of radio pulsars is observable effect
Melikidze George
A model for unusual pulsed x-ray emission from PSR J1119-6127
Smits Roy
The geometry of PSR B0031-07
Massi Maria
Neutron stars in Microquasars
EOS / structure of neutron stars
Hovik Gregorian
Constraints on the high-density equation of state from the phenomenology of compact stars
Mornas Lysiane
Neutrino-nucleon scattering rates in proto-neutron stars
Sagert Irina
Asymmetric neutrino emission in quark matter and pulsar kicks
AXPs / SGRs / Strange Stars
Sutaria Firoza
Chandra observations of the Anomalous X-ray pulsar AXP J170849.0-4000910
Esposito Paolo
Long term spectral variability in the soft gamma ray repaeter SGR 1900+14
Tiengo Andrea
XMM-Newton and INTEGRAL observations of Soft gamma-ray repeaters
Tanaka Yasuyuki T.
GEOTAIL observations of SGR giant flares
Stejner Morten
Consistency between deep crustal heating of strange stars in superbursters and soft X-ray transients
Gravitational Waves
Boutloukos Stratos
Non-radial oscillations of rapidly rotating NSs as source of gravitational waves
Boutloukos Stratos
Discovery of twin kHz QPOs in the peculiar LMXBs Circinus X-1
Klochkov Dimitry
A precessing warped accretion disk around the X-ray pulsar Her X-1
Analysis tools / Software
Nicastro Luciano P60 Concepts for single/multiwavelength astronomical data accessibility and reduction via relational database: a powerful resource for old and new projects
Nicastro Luciano P61 Software tools to easily store, share, and present scientific data: MCS, a new approach to data treatment in astronomical projects

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