"Neutron Stars as Physics Labs:  Future Opportunities with NICER"

Date: Thursday, 27 March 2014
Time: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm (Lunch starts at 12:30 pm)

Lunch -- 12:30 - 1:30 pm (sandwich/salad fare)

Session I -- 1:30 - 3:15 pm

  • Zaven Arzoumanian (USRA/GSFC): NICER Science and Mission Overview
  • David Nice (Lafayette College): Pulsar Timing and NS Mass Measurements
  • Cole Miller (UMD): Mass - Radius Constraints for NS from Pulse Profile Modeling
  • Craig Markwardt (NASA/GSFC): X-ray Timing of Accreting Millisecond Pulsars
  • Kostas Kalapotharaka (UMD/GSFC):  Gamma-ray Pulsar Modeling and Fermi Results 

 Coffee Break -- 3:15 - 3:45 pm

 Session II -- 3:45 - 5:30 pm

  • Teruaki Enoto (RIKEN/GSFC Collaborator):  NICER Concentrators, Status, Calibration and Science
  • Simin Mahmoodifar (UMD): Probes of Dense Matter Phases in NS
  • Oleg Kargaltsev (GWU):  Isolated NSs and Non-Accreting Pulsars
  • Sam Gralla (UMD):  NS Magnetospheres
  • Tod Strohmayer (GSFC):  X-ray Bursts and Superbursts as Probes of NS


The GSFC Visitor's Center is NOT behind the gate, so a GSFC visitor's badge is not needed to attend the symposium.  Note: those attending from GSFC may have to go the "long way around," through the Main Gate, because the gate adjacent to the VC entrance is now closed mid-day.