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Samar Safi-Harb Colloquium

Fri. Nov. 18 12:30 PM - Fri. Nov. 18 01:20 PM
Contact: Andrea Wiebe
Location: In Person 3M69 & via Zoom

Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba

What's up with the Winnipeg-sized Stars?

Compact objects are among the most inspiring and extreme objects in the Universe, allowing us to probe extreme astrophysical phenomena unattainable on Earth, while offering opportunities to bridge research areas and astrophysics communities. Even more than 50 years into their discovery, neutron stars in particular continue to fascinate and puzzle us. The highly magnetized objects (`magnetars’) are also proving relevant to unraveling new mysterious extragalactic phenomena, such as fast radio bursts and neutron star mergers. I will highlight observations that led to the known `zoo’ of Galactic neutron stars, and present the current status for our understanding of how their diversity is being blurred, while teaching us about some of their most fundamental properties. I conclude with highlighting the landscape for the next generation high-energy astrophysics missions that will unlock some of the outstanding secrets of these fascinating objects.


Please email Andrea Wiebe directly for a Zoom invitation to this event: an.wiebe@uwinnipeg.ca.