2018 Talk Archive

February – Magnetars: Nature at its Extremes

February 2nd, 2018 – 8:00PM
Panel Members: Dr. Robert Archibald
MP 202 (60 St. George Street)

Magnetars are some of the most extreme objects in the known universe. Though small in size, they possess the strongest magnetic fields in the universe and are the densest objects known. In this talk, we’ll go over the incredible behaviour seen in these rare objects – from tiny explosions to outshining the rest of the X-ray sky combined.