Dec 11 – 15, 2023
Tsung-Dao Lee Institute
Asia/Shanghai timezone

5. Neutron Stars

Neutron Stars: From Theory to Observations, From Pulsars to FRBs

Neutron stars are associated with some of the most exotic phenomena and environments in the universe. They have been observed in all electromagnetic wave bands, from radio to gamma rays. Their strong gravities, high densities and magnetic fields provide a unique avenue for exploring physics under extreme conditions. This mini-symposium will cover various observational manifestations of neutron stars, such as pulsars and magnetars, but especially the still enigmatic fast radio bursts.  Recent progress on constraining extreme physics (e.g nuclear matter) using neutron stars will also be discussed.

This mini-symposium will include a number of solicited talks, contributed talks and posters. Note that topics related to gravitational waves and accretion processes  will be covered in different mini-symposia.

The deadlines for abstract submission and registration are the same as the general symposium, and can be found in  

Invited/solicited speakers:  Matthew Bailes, Gordon Baym, Andrei Beloborodov, JinLin Han, Kunihito Ioka, Yuri Levin, Di Li,  Dongzi Li,  Ryan McKinven, Ue-li Pen,  Sasha Philippov, Sanjay Reddy, Tomonori Totani, Joeri van Leeuwen,  Bing Zhang, Weiwei Zhu.

Conveners:  Dong Lai, Shuai Zha, Bing Zhang


Oral Program:

Note: 25'=20'+5', 20'=17'+3', 12'=10'+2'

Session 1: Dec.11 Monday afternoon  (Chair: JinLin Han)

25' Joeri van Leeuwen : The short, high-DM FRB sky as revealed by Apertif + LOFAR [slides]

25' Ryan Mckinven: Future Science with a Growing CHIME/FRB Sample [slides]

25' Bing Zhang:  FAST results and FRB questions [slides]

12' Yuxin Dong: Investigating the Connection between Persistent Radio
   Sources and Fast Radio Bursts [slides]

12' Matthew Bailes: The MeerKAT Pulsar Timing Array

Session 2: Dec.12 Tuesday afternoon (Chair: Bing Zhang)

20' Dongzi Li: Mysteries of fast radio bursts [slides]

20' Weiwei Zhu:  "Geometry" of Pulsars, Magnetar and Fast Radio Burst [slides]

20' Tomonori Totani: Statistical properties of repeating FRBs, in comparison with
 earthquakes and solar flares [slides]

25' Ue-Li Pen: Coherent probes of the universe with FRBs and Gravitational Waves [slides]

15' Poster introduction: one minute each

Session 3: Dec.14 Thursday afternoon (Chair: Yuri Levin)

25' JinLin Han: Pulsar Discoveries by FAST [slides]

25' Alexander Philippov: Pulsar magnetospheres and their radiation [slides]

25' Andrei Beloborodov: Fast radio bursts from magnetars [slides]

12' Xinyu Li:  Alfven wave dynamics in the magnetar magnetosphere [slides]

12' Yun-Wei Yu: Understanding various optical transient phenomena with
   the magnetar model [slides]

Session 4: Dec.15 Friday Morning (Chair: Shuai Zha)

25' Sanjay Reddy: Neutron Stars as Laboratories for Nuclear and Particle Physics [slides]

25' Gordon Baym: Quark degrees of freedom in neutron stars [slides]

25' Yuri Levin: Superfluid dynamics in neutron star crusts [slides]

12' Zhiqiang Miao: Probing hadron-quark phase transition in inspiralling neutron stars [slides]

12' Yici Zhong: Spindown of Pulsars Interacting with Companion Winds [slides]



Hao Tong: Magnetars and long period radio pulsars

Muhammad Sharif: Stability of Compact Stellar Anisotropic Objects in Modified Theory of Gravity

Rui Xu: A broken universal relation for neutron stars in a scalar-Gauss-Bonnet gravitational theory

Marco Turchetta: Quantifying irradiation in spider pulsars: the extreme case of PSR J1622-0315

Huihui Wang: An Investigation of state changes of PSR J2021+4026 and Vela pulsar 

Cuiying Song: Long-duration Gamma-Ray Burst Progenitors and Magnetar Formation

Jan Benáček: Linear acceleration emission of electron-positron plasma bunches in pulsar magnetospheres

Zenan Liu: Coherent Cherenkov Radiation by Bunches in Fast Radio Bursts #182 

Yujia Wei: Multi-wavelength Afterglows of FRB and magnetars]{Multi-wavelength afterglow emission from bursts associated with magnetar flares and fast radio bursts 

Yuyang Wang: Pulsar J1906+0746 at FAST: a unique exploration of radio-pulsar beam maps