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Date: 2017-05-09 - 2017-05-11
Location: Caen, France

Workshop “Neutron stars and their environments”, Caen, France

The workshop shall help the three communities, neutron-star, supernova remnant (SNR), and pulsar wind nebula (PWN) observers and theoreticians, to exchange ideas as well as discussing internal advanced issues. To that end the program will be organized in parallel specialized sessions as well as plenary sessions with reviews and a round table for discussion among the communities. All sessions will be held at Grand Accelerateur National d’Ions Lourds (GANIL), in Caen, France. The sessions will be arranged in such a way to create “focus sessions” around certain topics, among them: radio timing, rotating neutron stars, general relativity and neutron-star modeling, equation of state and nuclear processes, observation at different wavelengths, emission processes, pulsar magnetospheres, supernovae, supernova remnants, pulsar wind nebulae.

This year’s edition is devoted to the interplay between astrophysical observations and microphysics inputs for the description of pulsars, neutron stars, SNRs/PWNe. Keynote speakers will highlight recent developments in these subfields. Confirmed speakers to date are: Morgane Fortin (CAMK, Warsaw, Poland), Francesca Gulminelli (LPC Caen, France), Carlos Palenzuela (University of Balearic Islands, Spain).

The workshop is supported by the PNHE, GANIL and the greater Caen Council Caen la mer.

Scientific Organizing Committee:
Fabio Acero (Laboratoire AIM, Gif sur Yvette), Anthea F. Fantina (GANIL, Caen), Marianne Lemoine-Goumard (CENBG, Bordeaux), Fabrice Mottez (LUTH, Meudon), Jerome Novak (LUTH, Meudon), Gilles Theureau (LPC2E, OSUC-Orleans, LUTH and USN, Observatoire de Paris).

Local Organizing Committee:
Anthea F. Fantina, Sandrine Dubromel, Myriam Grar.