13 MAGGIO 2019 ore 15:00

Why Study Pulsar Wind Nebulae?

Prof. Dr. Joseph D. Gelfand (New York University of Abu Dhabi, Emirati Arabi Uniti)
Why Study Pulsar Wind Nebulae?

The majority of core collapse supernova are believed to produce a neutron star, whose rotational energy powers an extremely relativistic pulsar wind whose interaction with the surroundings creates a pulsar wind nebula.  In this talk, I will demonstrate how pulsar wind nebula can be used to study a wide range of high-energy phenomena: from the physics of core-collapse supenovae to the creation and acceleration of extremely high energy leptons.