Pulsar Physics and The Application of Pulsar Timing


Date:  9th-11th, May, 2011
Site:    NAOC, Conference room A601

Scientific Organizing Committee
R.N. Manchester (CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science)
JinLin Han (NAOC, Chair)
George Hobbs (CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, Chair)
Na Wang (UAO)
HaiTao Wu (NTSC, Chair)
Guojun Qiao (PKU)

Local Organizing Committee
Ding Chen (NTSC, Chair)
Renxin Xu (PKU)
Chen Wang (NAOC)
Yuanjie Du (NAOC)
Chengshi Zhao (NTSC)

Sponsors
Chinese Academy of Science
National Natural Science Foundation of China

The aim of the symposium is to discuss the physics and applications of pulsars. The meeting will be divided into 1) tutorials on various aspects of observational pulsar astronomy, 2) invited talks providing an overview of pulsar astronomy and 3) contributed talks on new results in pulsar astrophysics. It is expected that this symposium will develop international collaboration, provide an introduction to pulsar astronomy prior to the IAU General Assembly meeting that will be held in 2012 and introduce new methods for processing pulsar observations.

Tutorials will be held on: obtaining pulsar observations from the Parkes radio telescope, processing the data using PSRCHIVE and TEMPO2 software packages and carrying out surveys for new pulsars. Invited talks will provide details of the pulsar emission physics, rotational irregularities, gravitational wave detection and developing a pulsar-based timescale.

Conference Agenda and PPT Download

Time Topic Speaker
Chair

8th, May

14:00C registration ....
18:00 Dinner (Bei Canting in the Academy Campus)
 
 
 

Morning,

9th, May

08:15-09:30 On site Registration. Free breakfast. Meet and introduce each other --
Session1: Pulsar Astronomy Overview
09:30-09:40 Introduction and Welcome JinLin Han (NAOC)
Na Wang
 
 
09:40-10:20 What is a pulsar (lecture) RenXin Xu (PKU)
10:20-10:50 Group photo and Coffee Break 
10:50-11:30 Pulsar Astronomy and Astrophysics Frontiers (lecture) Dick Manchester (ATNF)
11:30-12:00 Gravitational-Wave Detection with Pulsars Daniel Yardley (Sydney Uni)
12:00 Lunch (on site Lunch Box)
 

Afternoon,

9th, May

Session 2: Pulsar timing
14:00-14:40 Pulsar searching: principle and packages (remote talk) Mike Keith (ATNF)
RenXin Xu
 
14:40-15:10 Pulsar timing in Xinjiang Observatory Na Wang (XAO)
15:10-15:25 Stability of the Solar System and Pulsar Timing Jiang Dong (YNAO)
15:25-15:40 Coffee Break
15:40-16:10 Ensemble Pulsar time scale Ding Chen (NTSC)
16:10-16:40 Solar wind effects on pulsar timing Xiaopeng You (SWU)
16:40-17:00 Particle outflow and pulsar timing noise Xiongwei Liu (PKU)
17:00-18:00 How to use TEMPO2 (lecture) George Hobbs (ATNF)
18:00 Dinner (Bei Canting in the Academy Campus)
 
 

Morning,

10th, May

08:15-09:00 Easy breakfast on site  
Session 3: Pulsar Observations
09:00-09:30 Decade of pulsar observations at Pushchino and Kalyazin Radio Astronomy Observatories. Vladimir Potapov (PRAO, Russia)
Ding Chen
 
09:30-10:00

Mean pulse profiles and spectra at the
low frequencies

Oleg Malov (PRAO)
10:00-10:20 Coffee Break
10:20-11:00 GBT pulsar observations: facility and projects (remote lecture) Paul Demorest (NRAO)
11:00-11:30 Polarization observations of 20 millisecond pulsars Wenming Yan (XAO)
11:30-12:00 Observations of magnetars by Urumqi 25m JianPing Yuan (XAO)
1200 Lunch (on site Lunch Box)

Afternoon,

10th, May

14:00-14:40 Pulsar Obs with Effelsberg 100m: facilities and projects(remote lecture) David Champion (MPIfR)
Guojun Qiao
14:40-15:20 Pulsars and the Interstellar Plasma (lecture) William Coles (UCSD)
15:20-15:40 Coffee Break  
15:40-16:40 PSRCHIVE and usage (remote lecture) Willem van Straten (SwinUni)
16:40-17:30 ANDS-ATNF Pulsar Data Archive Jonathan Khoo (ATNF)
17:30-18:00 Pulsar rotation measures and Galactic magnetic fields JinLin Han (NAOC)
18:00 Dinner (LaoLaoFu, Fire-pot)
 
 

Morning,

11th, May

08:15-09:00 On site easy breakfast  
Session 4: Neutron star formation, interior and evolution
08:30-09:00 Binary system and pulsar formation Xiangdong Li (NJU)
George Hobbs
 
 
 
 
 
09:00-09:30 Neutron Interior and Pulsar Manifestations Shuhua Yang (HuazhongUni)
09:30-09:45 He star evolutionary channel to intermediate-mass binary pulsars with a short-orbital-period Wen-cong Chen (ShangQiu)
09:45-10:15 Millisecond Pulsars and kHz QPOs of LMXBs Chengmin Zhang (NAOC)
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:00 The neutron star mass measurements (remote talk) Paul Demorest (NRAO)
11:00-11:20 The two Solar mass Neutron Star: implications for quark matter Xiaoyu Lai (PKU)
11:20-11:40 Microlensing pulsars Shi Dai (PKU)
11:40-12:00 Neutron star core temperature and long term magnetic field evolution Shuangnan Zhang (IHEP)
12:00 Lunch (on site Lunch Box)

Afternoon,

11th, May

13:30-14:10 Pulsar high energy emission: observations and models (lecture)  (deleted) Li Zhang (YNUni)
Dick Manchester
 
 
 
 
 
 
14:10-14:30 Annular gap model for Fermi pulsars Yuanjie Du (NAOC)
14:30-15:00 Magnetar or Quarktar? Guojun Qiao (PKU)
15:00-15:30 Electron Fermi energy in Ultrastrong B-field for X-ray Qiuhe Peng (NJU)
15:30-15:50 Coffee Break  
15:50-16:20 X-ray emission from young pulsar, PWN and SNRs Fangjun Lu (IHEP)
16:20-16:40 AXPs and SGRs: outer gap model and Fermi observations Hao Tong (IHEP)
17:10-17:30 Possible distance indicators in gamma-ray pulsars Wei Wang (NAOC)
17:30-17:50 Wave Propagation in Pulsar Magnetospheres Chen Wang (NAOC)
17:50-18:00 Conference Summary George Hobbes
18:00 Conference dinner and closure (Duck King Restaurant)  
Conference Close