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.
D. Huppenkothen, A New Statistical Toolbox for Studying Variability in Fast Transients.
Prof. M.B.M. van der Klis
Dr A.L. Watts
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