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Prajwal Voraganti Padmanabh (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Hannover)
Date & Time
Wed, 24 May 2023, 11:30 to 13:00
Emmy Noether Seminar Room & Online

Pulsars are rapidly rotating, strongly magnetised neutron stars with  spin periods ranging  from milliseconds to seconds. Although we currently know more than 3000 different pulsars across our Galaxy, there are a wide range of problems in fundamental physics  that would benefit from continued searches. In the first half of my talk, I will elaborate on how pulsars serve as excellent test beds for different open questions and also talk about techniques used for radio pulsar searching. I will also discuss scientific highlights of recent surveys conducted with the MeerKAT radio telescope. In the second half of my talk, I will introduce Einstein @ Home, a volunteer distributed computing project that has been setup to search for pulsars for more than  a decade. I will focus on searching  for compact radio binary pulsars in globular clusters whose environment promotes the formation of a wide range of exotic binary pulsar systems. 

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Meeting ID: 823 0501 2358
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