The Neutron Star Crust and Surface:
Observations and Models

June 25 - 29, 2007


Location of the Workshop:

The workshop will be held in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, hall A114, on the U. Wash Campus [See also this Google Map].

In this one week workshop, it is expected that the present status of observations relevant to the study of the neutron star crust and atmosphere will be presented, complemented by theoretical talks on the models.

Workshop Program:

Monday, June 25: Isolated Neutron Stars and Pulsars

09:00 - 10:00: D. Kaplan    [PDF]
10:00 - 10:30: V. Zavlin    [PDF]
10:30 - 11:00: Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00: D. Lai    [PDF]
12:00 - 12:30: E. Gotthelf    [PDF]

Lunch

14:00 - 15:00: H.-J. Schulze    [PDF]
15:00 - 15:30: A. Schwenk    [PDF]
15:30 - 16:00: Coffee break
16:00 - 16:30: E. Vigezzi    [PDF]
16:30 - 17:00: F. Barranco    [PDF]
17:00 - 17:30: J. Carlson    [PDF]

Tuesday, June 26: Isolated Neutron Stars and Pulsars

09:00 - 10:00: C. Horowitz    [PDF]
10:00 - 10:30: J. Piekarewicz    [PDF]
10:30 - 11:00: Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00: J. Lattimer    [PDF]
12:00 - 12:30: K. Sato    [PDF]

Lunch

14:00 - 14:30: B. Link    [PDF]
14:30 - 15:00: S. Price    [PDF]
15:00 - 15:30: A. Turbiner    [PDF]
15:30 - 16:00: Coffee break
16:00 - 16:30: M. Baldo    [PDF]
16:30 - 17:00: J. Margueron    [PDF]
17:00 - 17:30: C. Fryer    [PDF]
17:30 - 18:00: A. Hungerford    [PDF]

Wednesday, June 27: Magnetars - Pulsars

09:00 - 10:00: V. Kaspi    [PDF]
10:00 - 10:30: A. Watts    [PDF]
10:30 - 11:00: Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30: J. Heyl    [PDF]
11:30 - 12:00: S. Zane    [PDF]
12:00 - 12:30: R. Turolla    [PDF]

Afternoon: free

Thursday, June 28: Accreting Neutron Stars

09:00 - 10:00: E. Cackett    [PDF]
10:00 - 10:30: A. Steiner    [PDF]
10:30 - 11:00: Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30: N. Sandulescu    [PDF]
11:30 - 12:00: C. Heinke    [PDF]
12:00 - 12:30: K. Levenfish    [PDF]

Lunch

14:00 - 15:00: E. Brown    [PDF]
15:00 - 15:30: S. Reddy    [PDF]
15:30 - 16:00: J. Dey    [PDF]
16:00 - 16:30: Coffee break
16:30 - on: Discussion

Friday, June 29: Accreting Neutron Stars

09:00 - 10:00: J. in 't Zand    [PDF]
10:00 - 10:30: R. Cooper    [PDF]
10:30 - 11:00: Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00: E. Kuulkers    [PDF]
12:00 - 12:30: F. Peng    [PDF]

Lunch

14:00 - 15:00: A. Cumming    [PDF]
15:00 - 15:30: S. Bhattacharyya    [PDF]
15:30 - 16:00: Coffee break
16:00 - on: Discussion


Registration Fee:

All workshop participants must pay a registration fee of $45. Please send a $45 check (payable in US dollars, and drawn on a US bank) to "University of Washington" at the address below, OR plan to pay by cash or check immediately upon arrival at the INT. We are unable to accept credit cards; exact change is appreciated.

Please mail payment to:

INT Workshop 07-2a
Institute for Nuclear Theory
University of Washington
Box 351550
Seattle, WA 98195-1550

Lodging Information:

If the block below is used up, the release date has passed, or you would prefer to stay somewhere else, here are some additional possibilities: http://www.int.washington.edu/hotels.html. The College Inn Guest House and Travelodge are affordable choices near the University. When calling to make a reservation, please mention that you will be a visitor to the University of Washington to receive the appropriate rate.

A room block has been made at the following hotel:

University Inn
4140 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
http://www.universityinnseattle.com

Approximately 10 minutes walk from the INT offices. Restaurant, seasonal heated outdoor pool, spa and guest laundry. Business center with free high speed internet access and printer use. All rooms are non-smoking.

The rate for a single occupancy traditional room is $114.00/night single occupancy plus 15.6% tax. Rates include continental breakfast and free on-site parking. (A credit card number will be required to hold your reservation. To avoid charges for the first night, cancellations must be received by 3:00 PM prior to the day of arrival.)

Please contact the University Inn directly to reserve your room via one of the following means:

Toll free: 800-733-3855
Direct or International: 206-632-5055
Fax: 206-547-4937
E-mail: reservations@universityinnseattle.com

If you wish to reserve your room via the internet, go to the hotel website at www.universityinnseattle.com and click on the Group Reservations button. Indicate that you are a "Neutron Star" participant. (Note: Reservations requests are not guaranteed until the hotel responds with a confirmation number.)

Be sure to mention the "Neutron Star" ROOM BLOCK when making your reservation in order to get the room rates quoted above. This will ensure that you will receive the discounted rate and that a room will be available. The rooms in the room block will be released on MAY 23, 2007. Please make your reservation as soon as possible.


This workshop is part of the five weeks program The Neutron Star Crust and Surface at INT (June 18 - July 20, 2007).


Updated May 8, 2007