The Dynamical and Radiative Evolution of a Pulsar Wind Nebula inside a Supernova Remnant

Joseph Gelfand, Patrick Slane, Weiqun Zhang

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Abstract

A pulsar wind nebula inside a supernova remnants is probably the best laboratory for deter-mining the birth properties of a neutron star, the properties of its progenitor supernova, and studying the properties of the pulsar wind. Thanks to new observing facilities, such as the Ex-tended Very Large Array, Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, HESS, and VERITAS, both the broadband spectrum and morphology of these objects can now be measured with much higher precision than before. In this talk, I will present an evolutionary model for a pulsar wind nebula inside a supernova remnant which simultaneously predicts both the dynamical and radiative properties of the pulsar wind nebula, and demonstrate how this model can explain the observed properties of some of these systems.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4
Journal38th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Held 18-15 July 2010, in Bremen, Germany
Volume38
StatePublished - 2010

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