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SA: Strong non-dipolar magnetic fields in millisecond pulsars? – Pelle

April 18 @ 10:30 am 10:45 am CMT

It has been recently suggested that the millisecond pulsar PSR J0030+0451 has a significant off-centered non-dipolar magnetic field component. This has been deduced via statistical inference methods on the shape and location of the hot spots over the surface of the neutron star by modelling the latest NICER observational data. In this talk we revise these conclusions under the light of a similar emission model based on relativistic force-free pulsar magnetosphere simulations which yield complex hot spot configurations using only dipolar magnetic fields.

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