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The impact of highly magnetic neutron stars in the explosive and transient Universe

Project description

Studying neutron stars to unveil the Universe's most luminous events

Neutron stars, or pulsars, are amongst the most extreme stars, wielding the largest magnetic fields of any known object in the Universe. The most magnetic ones are called magnetars. These stars are thought to be the source of the most luminous transients, such as the super-luminous supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, fast radio bursts, or magnetar giant flares. Several giant flares have been detected within the Milky Way. However, scientists lack a complete census of the pulsar and magnetar population. The EU-funded MAGNESIA project is developing the first pulsar population model using Machine Learning techniques. The new model will take into account neutron star 3D magnetic field simulations and observational constraints from all multiband data archives.

Host institution

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Net EU contribution
€ 2 263 148,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

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AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 2 263 148,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

See on map

Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00