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Title: Neutron Star Physics in the Square Kilometre Array Era: An Indian Perspective
Authors: Konar, S
Bagchi, Manjari
Bandyopadhyay, Debades
Banik, Sarmistha
Bhattacharya, D
Bhattacharyya, S
Gangadhara, R. T
Gopakumar, A
Gupta, Y
Joshi, B. C
Maan, Yogesh
Maitra, Chandreyee
Mukherjee, D
Pai, Archana
Paul, B
Ray, A
Sutaria, F. K
Keywords: Neutron stars: generation, population, EoS, magnetic fields;Radio pulsar: emission;Radio pulsars: gravitational waves
Issue Date: Dec-2016
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Citation: Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy, Vol. 37, No. 4, 36
Abstract: It is an exceptionally opportune time for astrophysics when a number of next-generation mega-instruments are poised to observe the Universe across the entire electromagnetic spectrum with unprecedented data quality. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is undoubtedly one of the major components of this scenario. In particular, the SKA is expected to discover tens of thousands of new neutron stars giving a major fillip to a wide range of scientific investigations. India has a sizeable community of scientists working on different aspects of neutron star physics with immediate access to both the uGMRT (an SKA pathfinder) and the recently launched X-ray observatory Astrosat. The current interests of the community largely centre around studies of (a) the generation of neutron stars and the SNe connection, (b) the neutron star population and evolutionary pathways, (c) the evolution of neutron stars in binaries and the magnetic fields, (d) the neutron star equation of state, (e) the radio pulsar emission mechanism, and (f) the radio pulsars as probes of gravitational physics. Most of these studies are the main goals of the SKA first phase, which is likely to be operational in the next four years. This article summarizes the science goals of the Indian neutron star community in the SKA era, with significant focus on coordinated efforts among the SKA and other existing/upcoming instruments.
Description: Open Access
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ISSN: 0250-6335
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