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Magnetars are strongly magnetised neutron stars, which in turn are one of the end points of stellar evolution: when a massive star, with a mass that exceeds eight times that of the sun (but is less than 15 times the solar mass), exhausts its fuel, it can explode in a supernova. Daniela Huppenkothen explores various methods to try to characterise and understand variability in short magnetar bursts.

Event details of Variability in short magnetar bursts
Date 14 October 2014
Time 14:00 -15:00
Location Agnietenkapel

D. Huppenkothen, A New Statistical Toolbox for Studying Variability in Fast Transients.


Prof. M.B.M. van der Klis


Dr A.L. Watts


Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam


This event is open to the public.