Proc. IAU volume 13, issue S337, P3-8 2017 DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317010390 View full text
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Victoria M. Kaspi

Abstract: AbstractSince their discovery 50 years ago, neutron stars have continually astonished. From the first-discovered radio pulsars to the powerful “magnetars” that emit sudden bursts of X-rays and γ-rays, from the so-called Isolated Neutron Stars to Central Compact Objects, observational manifestations of neutron stars are surprisingly varied, with most properties totally unpredicted. The challenge is to cement an overarching physical theory of neutron stars and their birth properties that can explain this great d…

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