Electron magneto-hydrodynamics in a neutron star crust

Dr Toby Wood (Newcastle University)

Thursday 23rd February, 2017 14:00-15:00 Maths 515


 Neutron stars have magnetic fields of up to 10^16 Gauss -- the strongest in the Universe -- which are supported by electric currents in the star's solid outer "crust".  This field plays a central role in all the observable phenomena of pulsars, including glitches, flares, spindown, and surface temperature anomalies.  This talk will present recent analytical and numerical results concerning the magneto-hydrodynamics of the crust, and the implications for neutron star observations.

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