RSAA Colloquia / Seminars / Feast-of-Facts: Friday, 30 January 2015, 14:05-14:25; Duffield Lecture Theatre

Dipanjan Mukherjee

"Measuring magnetic field strengths of neutron stars"

I will briefly summarise the methods to estimate the magnetic field strengths of different types of neutron stars and the caveats associated with them. In this context I will present some recent results we have obtained in finding the limits to the field strengths of accreting millisecond X-ray pulsars from the interaction between the accretion disk and neutron star magnetosphere.