Scientific Programme

Oral schedule

Monday 24th April

AXPs and SGRs: Observations Session 1, Session 2, Session 3, Session 4

Tuesday 25th April

AXPs and SGRs: Theory Session 5, Session 6, Session 7

Wednesday 26th April

Isolated NSs: Observations Session 8, Session 9, Session 10

Isolated NSs: Theory Session 11

Thursday 27th April

PSRs: Observations Session 12, Session 13

PSRs: Observations/Theory Session 14

NS Cooling and Interior Structure Session 15

Friday 28th April

NS Cooling and Interior Structure Session 16, Session 17, Session 18

Conclusions Session 19

Poster sessions

Poster session 1: Tuesday April 25th - Wednesday April 26th

Poster session 2: Thursday April 27th - Friday April 28th

Social events

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Oral schedule

Monday 24th April

8.30-10.00 Registration

10.00-10.10 Welcome address

10.10-11.10 Session 1 AXPs and SGRs: Observations

V. Kaspi

Anomalous X-ray Pulsars

30 minutes

S. Mereghetti

XMM-Newton view of Soft Gamma-ray Repeaters

30 minutes

11.10-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-13.00 Session 2 AXPs and SGRs: Observations (Chair: S. Mereghetti)

G. Israel

2004: de SGR1806-20 anno mirabile

20 minutes

A. L. Watts

High frequency oscillations during magnetar flares: evidence for neutron star vibrations

20 minutes

A. Tiengo

Long term spectral variability in the Soft Gamma-ray Repeater SGR 1900+14

20 minutes

P. Woods (for E. Gogus)

RXTE Observations of SGR 1806-20 Bursts

20 minutes

J. D. Gelfand

Tracking the Remains of the Big One: The Evolving Radio Afterglow of the 27 Dec. 2004 Giant Flare from SGR 1806-20

20 minutes

13.10-14.30 Lunch Break

14.30-16.00 Session 3 AXPs and SGRs: Observations (Chair: V. Kaspi)

A. G. Lyne

The Pulsar-Magnetar Connection

30 minutes

A. I. Ibrahim

Discovery of a 20 keV Absorption Feature from SGR 1806-20: Evidence of Vacuum Resonance in a Magnetar Atmosphere?

20 minutes

D. Gotz

Unveiling SGR 1806-20 with INTEGRAL

20 minutes

N. Rea

Foresee magnetars' variability

20 minutes

16.00-16.30 Coffee Break

16:30-19.00 Session 4 AXPs and SGRs: Observations (Chair: G. Israel)

J. Vink

Magnetars in supernova remnants and magnetar formation scenarios

20 minutes

S. Wachter

Spitzer Observations of SGR and AXP Environments

20 minutes

U. Ertan

On the X-Ray and Infrared Enhancement of Anomalous X-ray Pulsar 1E 2259+58

20 minutes

M. Durant

Intrinsic spectra of magnetars

20 minutes

P. R. den Hartog

AXP 4U 0142+61: New INTEGRAL results and the first simultaneous multi-frequency observation campaign

20 minutes

E. Gotthelf

Transient Anomalous X-ray Pulsar XTE J1810-197: Probing the Emission Mechanisms of Magnetars

20 minutes

B. Gaensler

Chandra Smells a RRAT: X-ray Detection of a New Class of Neutron Stars

30 minutes

Tuesday 25th April

9.40-11.00 Session 5 AXPs and SGRs: Theory (Chair: L. Stella)

M. E. Gonzalez

Unusual X-ray emission from the young, high magnetic field radio pulsar PSR J1119-6127

20 minutes

R. Fernandez

Modelling the Quiescent keV emission from Magnetars

20 minutes

J. S. Heyl

QED can explain the non-thermal emission from SGRs and AXPs

20 minutes

A. M. Beloborodov

Corona of Magnetars

20 minutes

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-13.00 Session 6 AXPs and SGRs: Theory (Chair: J. Heyl)

M. G. Baring

Modeling the Hard X-ray Components of Anomalous X-ray Pulsars

30 minutes

L. Stella

Gravitational Radiation from Newborn Magnetars

20 minutes

S. Dall'Osso

Constraining the emission of GW from newborn magnetars

20 minutes

I. Jones

Isolated neutron stars and gravitational waves

20 minutes

13.00-14.20 Lunch Break

14.20-15.50 Session 7 AXPs and SGRs: Theory (Chair: M. Baring)

A. Alpar

Isolated Neutron Stars, Cooling and Energy Dissipation

30 minutes

D. Eichler

Transient Heating and Cooling of Neutron Stars

20 minutes

N. Ikhsanov

Accretion by isolated neutron stars

20 minutes

K. Werner

Non-LTE modeling of Supernova Fallback Disks

20 minutes

Wednesday 26th April

9.30-11.00 Session 8 Isolated NSs: Observations

M. C. Weisskopf

Chandra Observations of Isolated Neutron Stars

30 minutes

M. Cropper

XMM-Newton Observations of the Isolated Neutron Star RBS 1774

20 minutes

A. Treves

Steady and transient blank field sources

20 minutes

B. Posselt

XDINSs as soft X-ray sources

20 minutes

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-13.00 Session 9 Isolated NSs: Observations

F. Haberl

The pulsars among the Magnificent Seven

30 minutes

M. H. van Kerkwijk

Spectra of isolated neutron stars

20 minutes

R. P. Mignani

Studies of Neutron Stars at Optical/IR Wavelengths

20 minutes

V. Malofeev

Radio emission from AXPs and XDINSs

20 minutes

13.00-14.30 Lunch Break

14.30-16.10 Session 10 Isolated NSs: Observations

C. Motch

Measuring proper motions of isolated neutron stars with Chandra

20 minutes

F. M. Walter

The Trigonometric Parallax of Geminga. II. Consequences

20 minutes

A. De Luca

The puzzling compact X-ray source in RCW103

20 minutes

P. M. Woods

Evidence for a Binary Companion to the Enigmatic Compact Central Object 1E 1207.4-5209

20 minutes

D. Kaplan

X-ray Timing of two Nearby, Isolated Neutron Stars

20 minutes

16.10-16.40 Coffee Break

16:40-19.00 Session 11 Isolated NSs: Theory

J. Pons

The anisotropic thermal emission of magnetized neutron stars

30 minutes

D. Lai

Neutron Star Surfaces and and their Radiation

20 minutes

S. Zane

Neutron star surface emission: beyond the dipole model

20 minutes

A. Turbiner

Molecular systems in a strong magnetic field

30 minutes

K. Mori

Magnetized Oxygen atmosphere models and their application to the isolated neutron star 1E 1207.4-5209

20 minutes

W. Ho

Magnetic Hydrogen Atmosphere Models and the Neutron Star RX J1856.5-3754

20 minutes

20:30 Conference dinner at Hotel Russell

Thursday 27th April

9.30-11.00 Session 12 PSRs: Observations

O. Kargaltsev

Thermal Radiation from Pulsars, from X-rays to Ultraviolet

30 minutes

L. Kuiper

Hard X-ray (10-100 keV) timing and spectral properties of young spin-down powered pulsars

30 minutes

V. Zavlin

X-ray emission from millisecond pulsars

30 minutes

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-12.50 Session 13 PSRs: Observations

K. McGowan

X-ray Observations of PSR B0355+54 and Its Pulsar Wind Nebula

20 minutes

M. A. Livingstone

New measurements of pulsar braking indices

20 minutes

W. Becker

X-ray Emission Properties of Old Pulsars

20 minutes

T. DeLaney

Constraints on Neutron Star Cooling using Chandra Observations of PSR B1509-58 and PSR B1951+32 20?

20 minutes

12.50-14.30 Lunch Break

14.30-15.50 Session 14 PSRs: Observations/Theory

J. A. Gil

Thermal X-ray emission from polar cap in drifting subpulse radio pulsars

20 minutes

W. Hermsen

Vela Pulsar Profiles from the Radio to High-energy Gamma-rays

20 minutes

E. Nokhrina

Acceleration of plasma outflows from compact astrophysical sources

20 minutes

A. Timokhin

Could we see oscillations of the neutron star after the glitch in pulsar?

20 minutes

15.50-16.20 Coffee Break

16:20-18.50 Session 15 NS Cooling and Interior Structure

A. Y. Potekhin

The effects of strong magnetic fields on neutron-star thermal radiation

30 minutes

P. Haensel

EOS of neutron-star cores and spin-down evolution of pulsars

30 minutes

J. Lattimer

Equation of State Constraints from Neutron Stars

30 minutes

S. B. Popov

Neutron star masses: dwarfs, giants and neighbors

20 minutes

F. Burgio

A microscopic equation of state for proto-neutron stars

20 minutes

N. Andersson

Modelling the dynamics of superfluid neutron stars

20 minutes

Friday 28th April

9.30-11.10 Session 16 NS Cooling and Interior Structure

D. P. Page

Thermal Evolution of Neutron Stars with Strong Magnetic Fields

30 minutes

A. Reisenegger

Internal heating and thermal emission from old neutron stars: constraints on dense-matter and gravitational physics

30 minutes

M. Ruderman

Thermal emission areas of heated neutron star polar caps

20 minutes

A. Kaminker

Cooling of Isolated Neutron Stars With Magnetized Envelopes

20 minutes

11.10-11.40 Coffee Break

11.40-12.50 Session 17 NS Cooling and Interior Structure

J. E. Horvath

What do exotic models of compact stars have to offer?

30 minutes

B. Link

Precession as a Probe of the Neutron Star Interior

20 minutes

D. N. Aguilera

Spin-one color superconductivity in compact stars?

20 minutes

12.50-14.30 Lunch Break

14.30-15.30 Session 18 NS Cooling and Interior Structure

D. Bandyopadhyay

Exotic bulk viscosity and its influence on neutron star r-modes

20 minutes

S. K. Reddy

Strange Stars: A Crust with Nuggets

20 minutes

K. P. Levenfish

Dichotomy of thermal states of SXRTs vs neutron superfluidity in neutron stars cores

20 minutes

15.30-16.00 Coffee Break

16:00-17.00 Session 19 Conclusions

G. Pavlov

Concluding remarks I

30 minutes

J. Trumper

Concluding remarks II

30 minutes

Poster sessions

Poster session 1: Tuesday April 25th - Wednesday April 26th





J. E. Ventura
Thermal History of Magnetars


I. F. Malov
The drift model of 'magnetars'


Valery F. Suleimanov
Importance of Compton scattering to radiation spectra of isolated neutron stars


Grigory Beskin
Search for fast optical activity of SGR 1806-20 at the SAO RAS 6-m telescope


Jacco Vink
The peculiar spectral evolution of RX J0720.4-3125


Motoyuki Saijo
Viscosity driven instability in rotating relativistic stars


Victoria Komarova
Optical search for counterparts to isolated neutron stars at the 6m telescope of SAO RAS


Rim Dib
10 Years of RXTE Monitoring of Anomalous X-ray Pulsar 4U0142+61


Juan C Lopez Vieyra
The exotic ion H3++ in strong magnetic fields


Juan C Lopez Vieyra
Two-electron molecules H2 and H3+ in a strong magnetic field


Jacqueline K. Faherty
The Trigonometric Parallax of Geminga. I. The Technique


Nanda Rea
Our distorted view of the magnetars


Jillian A. Henderson
Is RX J1856.5-3754 a Strange Star?


Bryan Gaensler
Are Magnetars Formed From Massive Progenitors?


Cindy Tam
Chandra Monitoring of the Candidate Anomalous X-ray Pulsar AX J1845-0258


Xiangdong Li
Spin down of young neutron stars with a fallback disk


Jorge E. Horvath
SGR 1806-20 as a source of gravitational waves: constraints on models after the Dec 27, 2004 superflare


Marta Burgay
Search for Radio Pulsations in AXPs


David Lomiashvili
Non-precession Model of Rotating Radio Transients


German Lugones
Giant flares of SGRs: Evidence for the birth of quark stars?


German Lugones
Nucleation of superconducting quark bubbles and implications for neutron star structure


A. M. Pires


Alaa Ibrahim
The Origin of the 6.4 keV Emission Line from SGR 1900+14

Poster session 2: Thursday April 27th - Friday April 28th





Brynmor D. L. Haskell
Mountain on Neutron stars


Ian Hawke
Gravitational wave emission from collapsing neutron stars


Kinwah Wu
QCD phase transition in neutron stars and gamma-ray bursts


Anahit R. Harutyunyan
Observational manifestations of superdense stars containing quark matter


Qiu-he Peng
The Origin of the superstrong magnetic field of neutron stars and magnetars


Sergey V. Zharikov
The optical spectrum of the middle-age pulsar PSR B0656+14


Anton V. Biryukov
On the peculiarities in the rotational frequency evolution of isolated neutron stars


Brigitte Tome
Detectability of gravitational waves from the r-mode instability in newly-born neutron stars: The role of differential rotation


Arkadi Kuzmin
Giant Pulses of Pulsar Radio Emission


Elena Nokhrina
On the surface current in a neutron star polar cap


Andrey Timokhin
Force-free magnetosphere of aligned rotator


Lars Samuelsson
Oscillations in the Neutron Star Crust


Richard Dodson
20 years of timing in the radio


Nelson L. Falcon
Fast Cooling Stars and Heat Waves


Tatiana Victorovna Shabanova
Slow glitches in the pulsar B1822-09


Sergey Karpov
Short time scale pulse stability of the Crab pulsar in the optical band


Armando Manzali
XMM-Newton assessment of the spectral shape of the Vela pulsar


Hakki B Ogelman
X-ray observations of pulsars during Chandra-Newton era


Andrei M Beloborodov
Processing of surface X-ray emission by electron-positron envelopes around young neutron stars


Kostas Glampedakis
Elastic or magnetic? A toy-model of global magnetar oscillations and implications for QPOs during flares


Alexey Aksenov
Structure of pair winds from compact objects with an application to the emission from hot bare strange stars


Axel Schwope
A second absorption feature in the X-ray spectrum of RBS1223

    Social Events

    Conference Dinner: There will be a Conference Banquet on the evening of Wednesday 26 at the Russell Hotel. In the spirit of keeping the costs for the participants as low as possible we decided not to include this in the registration fee. The cost will be £50 per person and you can bring as many guests as you like (modulo availability). Please book in advance if you are interested. See here for further details.