"Physics in Neutron Star Magnetospheres"
Dr. Peter L. Gonthier
Department of Physics
Noon, Thursday, March 20, 1997
John Deere Lecture Hall
Due to their millisecond rotational periods, teragauss magnetic
fields, and compact sizes, neutron stars provide a unique laboratory
for studying physical processes like photon magnetic pair production
and magnetic photon splitting. Such high fields cannot be generated
on Earth. The gamma-ray detectors on the
Compton Gamma Ray
placed into orbit in 1991 probe high energy
phenomena in the neutron star magnetospheres. These phenomena are
studied through simulations.
Compton Gamma Ray Observatory
EGRET All-Sky Gamma Ray Survey Above 100 MeV