Science & Technology

AstroMcGill Episode 33 – Robert Archibald

GuestRobert Archibald (McGill)

Robert Archibald published the first firm detection of an anti-glitch in a magnetar. An anti-glitch is a sudden decrease of the rotation period of a magnetar (a neutron star with a very large magnetic field), by opposition to the frequently-observed glitches which are sudden increase of the period (spin-up). This discevery can have important implications for the understanding of the internal structure of these extreme objects .

HostsRyan Lynch and Sebastien Guillot

Duration: 18 minutes

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    July 25, 2013 at 1:28 pm