|Speaker: Constantinos Kalapotharakos
Title: Toward Realistic Pulsar Magnetospheres
Abstract: I will review the Force-Free solutions of Pulsar magnetospheres and their basic properties and I will discuss the necessity for the study of non-ideal solutions. I will present families of solutions produced by a variety of prescriptions that support non-zero values for the parallel electric field component. These solutions span the entire range between the vacuum and the (ideal) Force-Free solutions. I will present also limiting dissipative solutions having specific properties implied by microphysical arguments. I will discuss the possible implications of these solutions on the intermittent pulsars and on the pulsar coherent radio emission. Finally, I will present light curves based on either the geometrical or the physical properties of these solutions.
|Date||May 24, 2012|
|Start/End Time||12:00 PM - 01:00 PM|
|Location||Building 34, Room E215|